Through a grant with the Maine Humanities Council we were able to invite Roxane Gay to videochat into one of our GAB meetings. She shared her thoughts on self confidence (a tricky thing), standing up for yourself, and writing as a woman. From her website, here is her bio:
Roxane Gay’s writing appears in Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review, and many others. She is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. She is the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State, the New York Times bestselling Bad Feminist, the nationally bestselling Difficult Women and the New York Times bestselling Hunger. She is also the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel. She has several books forthcoming and is also at work on television and film projects.
Five Questions with Roxane Gay
Favorite book: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Woman (dead or alive) to have dinner with: Beyonce
Favorite feminist anthem: Money by Cardi B
Favorite place to go on a feminist rant: Twitter
Perfect day (in one sentence): Spending time with my person, doing anything, anywhere.