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Posts Tagged: femininity

Rumpus Exclusive: “Soft Butch”

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For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be strong, to be tough. I didn’t want to be soft.

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Everything Must Change: A Conversation with Melissa Febos

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Melissa Febos discusses her new essay collection, GIRLHOOD.

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On Resilience, Tender Rituals, and Responsible Love: Talking with Kiese Laymon

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Kiese Laymon discusses the revised HOW TO SLOWLY KILL YOURSELF AND OTHERS IN AMERICA.

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Fundamentally, Necessarily Vulnerable: A Conversation with jamie hood

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jamie hood discusses her debut book, HOW TO BE A GOOD GIRL.

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Why We Believe What We Believe: A Conversation with Dantiel W. Moniz

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Dantiel W. Moniz discusses her debut story collection, MILK BLOOD HEAT.

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A Photographer’s Wife

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It’s hard to see what isn’t there.

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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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Let Our Rage Become a Storm: Kelly Grace Thomas’s Boat Burned

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In this collection, women are “vesseled,” carrying the burdens of our culture.

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In Protest of a Body that Refuses to End

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All I want is to feed myself like a person who wants to be fed.

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Variants of Unknown Significance

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My gynecologist won’t stop bothering me about getting a genetic test done.

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On Loss of Land and Loss of Girlhood: Taneum Bambrick’s Vantage

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Girlhood remains, like the land, a constant site of male fascination, desire, and violence.

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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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Queer Disruptions: Talking with Bishakh Som

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Bishakh Som discusses her debut graphic story collection, APSARA ENGINE.

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Doing This Wild Thing: A Conversation with Leesa Cross-Smith

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Leesa Cross-Smith discusses her new story collection, SO WE CAN GLOW.

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ENOUGH: They Have So Many Ways to Keep Us Quiet

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A Rumpus series of work by women and non-binary writers that engages with rape culture, sexual assault, and domestic violence.

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The Thread: Lacuna

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If nobody tells you what to call a feeling, your emotions have a gap.

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The Thread: Hairy Mary Full of Grace

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What a strange depiction. Mary, mother of Jesus, covered in hair.

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The Image-Maker: A Conversation with Sam Brown

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Artist Sam Brown discusses the highs and lows of big artistic dreams.

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Translating Desire: The Erotic-Macabre Poetry of Joyce Mansour

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…women’s writing has often been deemed too dark, too sultry, too frigid, too hysterical.

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Diner Boys

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But then, full of longing to be someone other than I was, his work seemed perfect.

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Masculinity and Fatal Desire in The Skin I Live In

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Why, in art of all things, should we ignore the intuition of the body?

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The Desire to Be: Talking with Garrard Conley and Taylor Larsen

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Garrard Conley and Taylor Larsen discuss their recent work.

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Truth through Fiction: Talking with Nicole Dennis-Benn

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Nicole Dennis-Benn discusses her second novel, PATSY.

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