Linda J. Holmes is a writer, independent scholar, curator and long-time women's health activist. She is the author of the 2014 book, A Joyous Revolt: Toni Cade Bambara, Writer and Activist, and co-editor (with Cheryl Wall) of the 2007 anthology Savoring the Salt: The Legacy of Toni Cade Bambara. Her 1996 book, co-authored with Margaret Charles Smith, is Listen To Me Good: The Life Story of an Alabama Midwife. Holmes is currently working on a second book about midwives of African descent across the diaspora, past and present, as well as collecting oral histories from Hampton Institute Civil Rights Veterans who were in the forefront of the 1960s Movement to desegregate public spaces in Virginia.