Doreen Massey’s academic repertoire, as a human geographer and political thinker, is almost unmatched. This review essay catalogues my experience of ‘meeting’ Massey through the eyes of David Featherstone and Diarmaid Kelliher, the editors of this collection of selected political writings. Highlighting Massey’s contributions to theories of relationality, space, place, politics and praxis, I show how the collection captures her ability to synthesise everyday struggles and global political-economic processes. We also meet Massey in her various, intersecting guises: academic, political organiser, person. Where the book brings forth a vision of Massey as scholar and as public intellectual, I further comment on how her contributions are framed within geography and particularly her influence on feminist geographies.