Roxane Gay

The best #ShareYourRejection stories are the ones that don’t lead to success

Failure: It’s so hot right now. Silicon Valley gurus preach the importance of “failing fast,” while schools are trying to teach girls that it’s okay to fail. Psychologist Adam Grant says parents and bosses alike should praise failure, and articles declare that failing at everything in your 20s is …

Roxane Gay

#ShareYourRejections Reminds Us All That We Have To Keep Trying

1 of 12<p>Getty<p>If you’ve ever been cut from a team, been denied a college acceptance, or even played by a man, you know the sting of rejection, you’ve …

Women of Color

Roxane Gay: White Feminists, Do the Work Yourselves

Roxane Gay’s started-from-the-bottom story — which made it into an episode of OZY’s new series, <i>Breaking Big</i> — is an inspiration for many who might …

Feminism

Roxane Gay will give free talk in Tampa

Bestselling author Roxane Gay will speak at the David A. Straz Jr. Center For the Performing Arts on Sept. 27 as part of the University of South …

Tampa Bay

Ruby Rose is Batwoman!

<i>Ruby Rose as Stella Carlin on</i> Orange is the New Black <i>(Photo credit: Netflix)</i><p>TODAY’S MUST-READ NEWS AND ANALYSIS<p>Ruby Rose is Batwoman! [i09]<br>• Stefani …

Wells Fargo

Roxane Gay | Breaking Big

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‘Modern HERstory’ Amplifies the Voices of Unsung ActivistsROXANE GAY, New York Times contributor and bestselling author

“I learned about Roxane Gay when I was in my women’s and gender studies class at Louisiana State University. We were learning about her book <i>Bad</i> …

Feminism

White poet criticized for attempt at black vernacular

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the country's leading liberal publications is apologizing for a poem in which a white writer attempts black vernacular.<p>In a note posted on its web site last week, The Nation called its decision to publish Anders Carlson-Wee's "How-To" a "serious mistake." The brief poem is …

Social Media

On Roxane Gay's Republished Short Stories 'Ayiti' and the Stiffled Norms of the Publishing Industry

Ayiti<p>Roxane Gay<p>Grove Atlantic<p>Jun 2018<p>There's something subversively bullish about a debut short story collection that's first published by a small …

Books

What Roxane Gay Can’t Live Without

<i>If you’re like us, you’ve probably wondered what famous people add to their carts. Not the JAR brooch and Louis XV chair, but the</i> <i>hand sanitizer</i> <i>and …

Shopping

Marjorie Liu Breaks the Eisner Awards’ Boring Best Writer Streak of the Same Few White Dudes

Friday, at the Eisner Awards, Marjorie Liu took home the Best Writer award, along with Tom King. Liu is the first woman to win this award in the 30 …

Graphic Novels

This writer just became the first woman to win the top writing award in comic books

Marjorie Liu on Friday became the first woman to win the comic book industry’s top prize for writers.<p>Liu took home a Best Writer Eisner Award for her …

Comic Books

Sunday Funday Is Celebrating Roxane Gay and Black Panther Forever

Hey, cool cats! I’ve spent the last few days getting started around 11 am and then before I know it it’s 8:45, but I’ve gotten nothing done! Wow, I …

Black Panther

OZY Fest Day One in Photos

Young the Giant and Common got the crowd on its feet. Hasan Minhaj had them laughing. And Hillary Clinton, Roxane Gay, Salman Rushdie and others made …

Hillary Clinton

A Woman Has Finally Won the Top Writing Award in Comic Books

Marjorie Liu on Friday became the first woman to win the comic book industry’s top prize for writers.<p>Liu took home a Best Writer Eisner Award for her …

Comic Books

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Breaking Big: How Roxane Gay Became the Voice of a Movement

Roxane Gay has always been passionate about telling stories and began writing at just 4 years old. As one of the only non-White kids in her class in …

Feminism

I Paid $710 to Sneak Into This Club

At the <i>Los Angeles Review of Books</i>, Rachel Greenwald Smith dissects the slogan tee. Is wearing one a form of activism, or the saddest kind of …

Long-form Journalism

TV this weekend - an early look at Shark Week and Hallmark Christmas

Breaking Big: Roxane Gay<p><b>PBS, 7:30 pm Friday</b><p>See how Roxane Gay, the child of Haitian immigrants, transcended expectations to become a leading voice in …

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New York City

Roxane Gay and Aja Monet Tell Their Truth: The NYPL Podcast Ep. 224

Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Google Play Roxane Gay and Aja Monet <b>Roxane Gay</b>'s latest book, <i>Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture,</i> is a …

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