Roxane Gay on swallowing her secrets and hiding in plain sight

Roxane Gay was gang raped when she was 12 years old. She didn’t tell anyone because she was filled with shame. To cope, she filled herself up food. She gained hundreds of pounds. She’s written a memoir about her body and what it’s like living in the world when you’re really fat.

Roxane Gay is the author of “Bad Feminist,” “Difficult Women,” and “Hunger.” (Photo by Jay Grabiec