Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay’s writing has appeared in Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, West Branch, Virginia Quarterly Review, NOON, The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Rumpus, Salon, The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy culture blog, and many others. She is the co-editor of PANK and essays editor for The Rumpus. She teaches writing at Eastern Illinois University. Her first book, Ayiti, is a collection of fiction and nonfiction about the Haitian diaspora experience. Her novel, An Untamed State, will be published by Grove Atlantic and her essay collection, Bad Feminist, will be published by Harper Perennial, both in 2014.





Melanie Fagundezhas quotedlast year
I have learned to live with my trauma.
b8137126926has quoted2 years ago
Don’t be angry. If you’re angry, explain why calmly. If I were you, I wouldn’t wear that. I’d rather be dead than be raped. (I’d rather be dead than be you?) Don’t talk about rape. Do you have proof? Don’t get defensive. Avoid your triggers. Don’t eat at restaurants with steak knives. Are you eating? You look thin. You look fat. No one’s going to want to go home with you. Don’t let people you don’t know into your home. Who do you really know anyway? Don’t walk alone at night. Don’t not walk alone at night. This is your life. This is your life. This is your life.
Roberto Garzahas quoted2 years ago
This is a book about learning, however slowly, to allow myself to be seen and understood


Isabel Jazmín Angelesshared an impression2 years ago
🔮Hidden Depths
👍Worth reading

Ninguna de las narraciones nos deja indiferentes, en todas hay algún tipo de violencia la cual tiene repercusiones inmediatas y a largo plazo.

Un libro difícil de leer pero muy bien escrito, que deja pensando y perturba a quien lo lee.

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    Difficult Women
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  • Julia Zaytsevashared an impression2 years ago
    👍Worth reading

    Loved this book, its candor, humor and though-provoking ideas.
    We should all be feminists, because even “bad” feminism is better than no feminism.

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    Bad Feminist
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  • l1l.c0urag3shared an impressionlast year
    💡Learnt A Lot
    👍Worth reading

    I needed to read this book. Simply, so does everyone...

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    Not That Bad
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