Posts Tagged: Whip Smart

What to Read When You Want a Fresh Start

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In keeping with the spirit of the New Year holiday, we’ve put together a list of books that deal with new beginnings—and the unexpected twists and turns that come after.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Melissa Febos

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Melissa Febos discusses her new book Abandon Me, choosing to be celibate for six months, letting go of our own mythologies, and the sexist reaction women receive when they write nonfiction.

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The Rumpus Interview with Melissa Febos

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Melissa Febos discusses Abandon Me, confessional writing, Billie Holiday, reenacting trauma, cataloguing narratives, and searching for identity.

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Process Talk

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At Bomblog, writer Melissa Febos and musician Kathleen Hanna discuss the creative process, collaboration versus doing it alone, writing about sex work, nasty online commenters, and more. “Even while I was doing things I knew were provocative, and were meant to be provocative in certain ways, still it was so painful to think, Why don’t […]

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