Life, Writing, and Real Talk with Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay is an award-winning pop culture powerhouse whose writing appears 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, Virginia Quarterly Review, and many others.

She is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. She is the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State, the New York Times bestselling Bad Feminist, the nationally bestselling Difficult Women and the New York Times bestselling Hunger. She is also the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel. She has several books forthcoming and is also at work on television and film projects.

We are going deep in this episode on a broad range of topics including:

  • Roxane’s early writing career and her first big break
  • We unpack Roxane’s creative process and what inspires her
  • How she mastered so many different types of writing
  • And of course we get into racism in America, media literacy, activism, burn out, self care, and much much more.

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