“Monotony Is a Luxury”: A Reading List of Black Writers and Journalists
Read powerful writing from black writers and journalists in this reading list.
“In a real way, the trauma wiped the slate clean for me mentally. And that’s when I started the process of teaching myself to take myself seriously. By extension, I could start to take other black women seriously.” –Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom
‘If I was waiting for confidence to write, I’d still be waiting’
Online mag gal-dem sits down with writer and cultural critic Roxane Gay: “Bodies rarely follow rules. We all live in bodies that are complicated, and we should create space for that unruliness instead of always trying to discipline it.”
Five Questions and Five Answers with Roxane Gay
Roxane Gay on the dissonances of feminism: “That dissonance between what we enjoy and what we know is a fraught place. We have to encourage the creators to be better, to stay true to their work while also respecting women.”
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