Astra Taylor is a filmmaker, writer, and political organizer. Her latest books are The Age of Insecurity and Remake the World: Essays, Reflections, Rebellions, and her other titles include the American Book Award winner The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age and Democracy May Not Exist but We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone. Her documentary films include What Is Democracy? and Examined Life. She regularly writes for major publications, has toured with the band Neutral Milk Hotel, and co-founded the Debt Collective. She was born in Canada and raised in Athens, Georgia.