To Give A Girl Her Voice Back

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“I lose faith daily. Still. I don’t ever have “writer’s block” (I’m not ever sure I believe in it), but I do let writing go all the time. I now understand that’s just part of my personal process, and I embrace it. There are non-writing times and writing times. Like ocean waves. It is enough.”

Rumpus contributor and all-around rock star Lidia Yuknavitch talks family, words, creative lulls, Freud, and giving girls their voices back in an interview at Freerange Nonfiction.

Also: if you haven’t already read Yuknavitch’s incredible essay, “Explicit Violence,” do so.


Rebecca Rubenstein is the former interviews editor of The Rumpus and the editor-in-chief of Midnight Breakfast. When not reading books made of paper, she can be found thinking aloud on Twitter. She resides in San Francisco and maintains a healthy relationship with the fog. More from this author →