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Posts Tagged: coming out

Identity Politics and the English Language: Naoise Dolan’s Exciting Times

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Who “owns” the English language?

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A Story That Won’t Behave: Talking with Molly Wizenberg

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Molly Wizenberg discusses her new memoir, THE FIXED STARS.

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Rumpus Exclusive: “Brave Is a Decision”

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I’d crossed a line and owned a new secret life. There was no going back.

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Too Earnest for Twitter: A Conversation with Cameron Esposito

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Cameron Esposito discusses her new memoir, SAVE YOURSELF.

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Pursuing the Unattainable: A Conversation with Zaina Arafat

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Zaina Arafat discusses her debut novel, YOU EXIST TOO MUCH.

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The Rumpus Interview Mini-Interview Project #216: Corinne Manning

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“I’ve never had a book happen to me the way WE HAD NO RULES did.”

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A Vocabulary for Apostates

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I needed to reshape the definitions of words that were used against me.

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Voices on Addiction: A Body Full of Ghosts

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I’ve known since I was a child that the world is ending. I felt it in my bones.

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Everyone You Meet Is God in Drag

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If the art of drag has taught me one thing, it’s that I am not unique.

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Terror Is a Faggot with Halal Sausages Strapped to His Chest

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Dishonesty became a form of protection.

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Celebrating Queer Portland: A Conversation with Claire Rudy Foster

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Foster discusses their new story collection, SHINE OF THE EVER.

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Reimagining Jesus: A Conversation with Savannah Sipple

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Savannah Sipple discusses her debut collection, WWJD AND OTHER POEMS.

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Slow Burn: A Conversation with Katie Jean Shinkle

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Katie Jean Shinkle discusses her new novel, RUINATION.

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A Part of Me

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Now my not wanting men to be front and center in my life capitalized sperm into a rare commodity. Empowered reproduction is largely a myth.

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Scars of War: Watching Battle of the Sexes

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Until recently, coming out was almost always dangerous—not only to our careers and our relationships but also to our bodies. And so hiding was (and sometimes still is) a necessity.

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STRIPPERDADDY

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My thoughts hovered above the scene pondering the reasons why and time felt like the waves of a puddle lapping against cracked asphalt.

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Swinging Modern Sounds #82: Joni Mitchell’s Court and Spark: A Symposium

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…yet she did what she did, and in the process made the most successful album of her career.

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My Life with Annie Lennox: Nostalgia

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I don’t use the term “lifelong hero” frivolously. There are a lot of people I respect and wish to emulate; Annie Lennox, however, is the only “lifelong hero” I’ll ever have. I need her.

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The Rumpus Interview with Joe Okonkwo

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Joe Okonkwo discusses his debut novel Jazz Moon, the quest for self-discovery, creative inspiration, and what it means to build a family when home is so very far away.

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