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Roxane Gay

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Roxane Gay’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, West Branch, Virginia Quarterly Review, NOON, The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, Time, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Rumpus, Salon, and many others. She is the co-editor of PANK. She is also the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State, Bad Feminist, Difficult Women, and Hunger, forthcoming from Harper in 2016.

Roxane Gay on KCRW

A year ago, Hillary Clinton stood in the wings of New York City’s Javits Center, under a literal glass ceiling, waiting to break the symbolic one.

How women are organizing -- one year after Trump’s election

A year ago, Hillary Clinton stood in the wings of New York City’s Javits Center, under a literal glass ceiling, waiting to break the symbolic one.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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.

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.

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The leaked tape of Donald Trump talking about grabbing women’s genitals without their consent is not going away.

Women share their sexual assault

The leaked tape of Donald Trump talking about grabbing women’s genitals without their consent is not going away.

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