This woman walked up to me and said, “Hi, I’m Amy,” and I think I said hi and shook her hand and then continued with the photo shoot.
Posts Tagged: Roxane Gay
The episode summary describes it thusly:
The heroine of Roxane Gay’s “North Country” is a young woman from Florida adjusting to the harsh winter in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, which she describes as a move to “the edge of nowhere.” She is recovering from a bad love affair, and is slow to trust.
Last night’s Oscar ceremony and some of the commentary around the ceremony make the best possible case for why diversity matters....more
“There is a tendency to place the center of the writing universe in New York City. This is understandable—countless writers live there. Have you heard about this magical place called Brooklyn? The media certainly has.”
If you needed another reminder that New York isn’t the only place with an exciting literary scene, Roxane Gay’s Tin House essay “A Literary Flyover” will do nicely....more
We are crying out for change, for a mental health care system that can truly help the people who soothe their inner torment by reaching for weapons of such destruction. We are crying out for gun control laws that, at the very least, make it more difficult for such tragedies to occur....more
By now, you’ve probably seen plenty end-of-the-year reading suggestions, but have you seen Rumpus essays editor Roxane Gay’s end-of-the-year reading suggestions?
It’s huge and rambling and dominated by women and divided into categories like “Books not normally in my wheelhouse that I still appreciated” and “Books I wanted to hate but couldn’t because game recognize game.”
Go splash around in it for a while....more
We don’t know how to talk about children anymore. We get so wrapped up in these shallow narratives about children being preternaturally advanced, about little girls wearing make up and dressing provocatively and seducing the camera, about little girls maturing faster, developing sooner. We forget....more
After Chris Brown’s inventively profane online spat with comedian Jenny Johnson and his subsequent departure from Twitter, the public is left to wonder once again just how Brown’s actions fit into the ways our society views race, gender, and abuse.
“Chris Brown continues to face backlash because he continues to remind us that he is an asshole....more
“In line in the cafeteria, at his favorite table in the library, on the last block before the block he lives on, the inside of Boy’s head is one blank notebook page after another.”...more
Discussions about gender are often framed as either/or propositions. Men are from Mars and women are from Venus, or so we are told, as if this means we’re all so different it is nigh impossible to reach each other....more
The last of the presidential debates is on tonight. Before gearing yourself up for that, check out these two great essays we published over the weekend:
“If we can’t see the reality we wish, we simply manufacture it. We supply the demand.”
Roxane Gay deconstructs our fascination with the revelation of the self....more
Our essays editor surveys new novels and collections — coming-of-age tales, journeys, and love stories — and looks ahead to forthcoming works....more
Certain constituencies are always shoved aside, always told their issues will be addressed at some nebulous point in the future. During a lengthy debate, to see these issues merit neither discussion nor debate speaks to how little dignity is valued on the political stage....more
“I’m a little tired of cynicism. It’s just so easy to be cynical—and there are plenty of reasons to be cynical, and I have my very cynical moments—but in terms of my writing and the stuff that I put out into the world, I just think, you know, let’s be honest....more
There are things that rip my skin open and reveal what lies beneath but I don’t believe in trigger warnings....more
Roxane Gay talks with Karolina Waclawiak about her new novel, How to Get into the Twin Palms, the displacement of being from different worlds, loneliness, and Los Angeles....more
“A lot of the walls protecting the singular author are coming down. It’s much easier to engage in back and forth with other writers and come to the realization that alone, we are great, but together, we might be able to come up with something greater.”...more
Amanda Hess also wrote about the piece, elaborating on the distinct conversations around gender versus racial inequality in the journalism industry....more
When I was young, my parents took our family to Haiti during the summers. For them, it was a homecoming. For my brothers and I it was an adventure, sometimes, a chore, and always a necessary education on privilege and the grace of an American passport....more