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Feminist Roxane Gay Calls Out Fatphobic Writers' Workshop

The Bad Feminist author is shutting down discrimination against writers based on how much they weigh.

Roxane Gay Defends Writer Sarah Hollowell Against Fatphobia at the Midwest Writers Workshop

last weekHumor / odd : Geekosystem

One would think that in the areas of academia, publishing, and literature, a person could be free from toxic, arbitrary beauty standards and fat-shaming. Alas, you'd be wrong, and writer Roxane Gay is using her name and platform to call out an institution with which she's had a relationship...until they decided not to give someone a particular position for being too fat.

Learn How To Feed Your Hunger

Roxane Gay, the author of Hunger and the New York Times bestseller, Bad Feminist, is an extraordinary essayist, writer of... The post Learn How To Feed Your Hunger appeared first on Lifehack. A searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself.

Sarah Silverman Interviews Dr. Roxane Gay on "I Love You, America"

last monthHumor : Funny or Die

Sarah Silverman Interviews Dr. Roxane... 8:35 Sarah Silverman interviews Dr. Roxane Gay in episode 110 of I Love You, America. I Love You, America is now streaming on Hulu: https://hulu.tv/ILYAmerica Submitted by: I Love You, America Regular Keywords: sarah silverman roxane gay ilyamerica ilya I love you america hulu interview hunger bad feminist author writer twitter Views: 132

Roxane Gay, Henry Louis Gates, Margaret Atwood, Hillary Clinton, And Others On The Words That Mattered In 2017

Truth (Gay), roots (Gates), belief (Atwood), empathy (Clinton), ally (Ana Marie Cox), gaslight (Carmen Maria Machado), crossroads (Ellen Pao), collusion (Mitch & Freada Kapor), and others.

First-Ever Aspen Words Literary Prize Unveils Its List Of Nominees

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

The annual prize, in its inaugural year, will be awarded to one work of fiction. For the next few months, 20 books remain in contention — including works by Jesmyn Ward, Roxane Gay and Lisa Ko.

Best books of 2017: The best nonfiction

Social critiques, histories, and powerful memoirs from Sherman Alexie, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Roxane Gay, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Masha Gessen and more make up the top nonfiction books of 2017.

ICYMI: Sade's 'Love Deluxe' Came Out 25 Years Ago Today

Plus, a legendary NY Times comment, Roxane Gay on tiny houses, a history of harassment in old Hollywood, and more! [ more › ]

HBO Defends Its If-The-South-Won Series 'Confederate' But Acknowledges It 'Screwed Up' The Announcement

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"The concept, especially the revelation that a modern form slavery will be depicted, spurred a furious backlash on social media and in essays from high-profile writers like Ta-Nehisi Coates and Roxane Gay," and HBO's CEO acknowledged that the idea deserved more explanation than a three-paragraph press release. (Oddly, no one seems to be pointing out […]

Roxane Gay and Ashley C. Ford on Mentorship and Coping With Critics

“The black writing community is very small, and it’s important that we help each other,” Gay says.

In Defense Of 'Confederate', HBO's Planned If-The-South-Won-The-Civil-War Series

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

When the planned series was announced, the backlash came quickly. Roxane Gay called it "slavery fan fiction," and many observers argued that, post-Charlottesville, as one put it, "we've already seen episode one of Confederate." Yet, as Gavriel D. Rosenfeld reminds us, there have already been several Civil War counterfactuals, and they're by no means all […]

An All-Girl Remake Of 'Lord Of The Flies' (The Twitterverse Is Pretty Skeptical)

5 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

As Roxane Gay tweeted, "An all women remake of Lord of the Flies makes no sense because... the plot of that book wouldn't happen with all women." (What's more, the movie will be written and directed by two guys.) Other people, pointing to Mean Girls and Heathers, argue that the idea isn't so farfetched.

Roxane Gay Answers Your Questions About Race and Writing

Watch the best-selling author and New York Times Opinion contributor in conversation with our journalists and viewers on Facebook Live.

Martha Thomases: Obesity and Honesty

Roxane Gay’s new book, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body is a knock-out of a book. It kept me glued to my couch for a long weekend. I finished reading it about ten days ago, and I cannot stop thinking about it. Does it have anything to do with comics? Well, Gay wrote a mini-series for […]

Feministing Reads: What We’re Reading

Happy Book Lover’s Day! Here’s what we’ve been reading this summer. Senti: Currently midway through Roxane Gay’s Hunger, and fuck is it heartbreaking, raw, beautiful, painful, and Roxane like we’ve never read her. Her smart, straight, no-bullshit style is very much there, but there’s also so much vulnerability in how she explores the ways in […]

"I Don’t Want to Watch Slavery Fan Fiction."

Writes Roxane Gay (in the NYT) on the occasion of the announcement that HBO will be doing a series called "Confederate," an alternative history story based on the interesting if obvious premise that the South pulled off its secession from the Union and kept slavery going. Show More Summary

Walmart Issues Apology After Racial Slur Appears on Website

Walmart is apologizing after a third-party vendor used a derogatory term to describe an item on their website. Comedian Travon Free and New York Times best-selling author Roxane Gay both tweeted about the product and how it is completely unacceptable to use such language. “We are very sorry and appalled that this third party seller [...]

Nonfiction: Roxane Gay on the Traumas of the Body

At its simplest, the memoir “Hunger” is about being overweight in a fat-phobic world. But it’s much more besides.

Bad Feminist: Essays, by Roxane Gay

by Brittany Brolley In the introduction of Bad Feminist: Essays Roxane Gay writes, “I openly embrace the label of bad feminist. I do so because I am flawed and human.” Bad Feminist As a bad feminist, she admits to dancing along to music with misogynistic lyrics. Show More Summary

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