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the outpouring love & support I’ve received has made me realize I’m more than my accomplishments and gymnastics which I never truly believed before. 🤍
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Medium is hosting a writer's challenge with $$$$ prizes. Judges include @imaniperry, @theferocity, Natalie Portman, @eveewing, @susanorlean, me, and others. Details here:…
Today, in the Audacity's Emerging Writer Series, @KingWomanist writes a love letter to her mother:…
When I was 19, I wrote a love letter to my mom and was sure it'd live in my drafts forever. Thank you so much @rgay for sharing our story in the Audacity, and I hope this encourages everyone who reads to talk with their mothers and fathers. So, so thankful 💜💞💜💞
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I've been waiting for ages to share this week's essay for The Audacity by the brilliant @KingWomanist. It's fierce and honest and brutal and painful and absolute 🔥🔥🔥. I am so lucky to get to edit writers like this. Please read and…zOh
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The Emerging Writer pieces on @rgay's newsletter are always so, so good. This one is by @KingWomanist. (Shout to editor @megpillow!)…
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everyone go read @KingWomanist’s essay published in @rgay’s newsletter the Audacity. i haven’t stopped thinking about it, it will stay with you like profound reading is meant to. share it with some mothers and daughters.…
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Ppl don’t care what you’re going thru as long as you’re okay enough to help them..
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@rgay's phenomenal book club is really helping me through this year, and this month's selection — "The Five Wounds" by Kirstin Valdez Quade — was one of the best books I've read in ages. READ IT!…
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Tonight I will be in conversation with Kirstin Valdez Quade about her wonderful novel The Five Wounds. You can register here:…
Thanks to the people who didn’t make a joke and offered these great suggestions. Appreciated.
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Here is last week’s Audacious Round Up:…
Pop-Up Magazine is back with a new audio experience and art project, FIELD GUIDE. Comedians, writers, astronauts, figure skaters, photographers, and many more share stories inspired by the world around us. More at
It has taken months but my puppy 87% understands how to play fetch. That last stretch is a challenge.
If you have work questions, please do send them along to [email protected] and maybe you will get an answer!
A gaggle of older black people in the Starbucks parking lot swinging golf clubs. I’d love to know everything about them.
It has been extremely heartwarming over this past week to hear from strangers, acquaintances, friends, and family on the different ways in which this piece resonated with them — especially because I only let my big sister read what I write! Very grateful.…
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This one’s for all the parents of small children for whom it’s eternally April of 2020. Read the whole thing at the link:…
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And a new comic from @aubreyhirsch about getting through a summer without a vaccine for children yet.…
Today in The Audacity, my newsletter, some thoughts about the value judgments we place on food and ourselves…. Subscribe! You won't regret it.
Next month, my book club is reading Ashley Ford's Somebody's Daughter! You can sign up for the Audacious Book Club at…
I'm really excited to share with you all today the cover of my novel DROWNING PRACTICE, forthcoming from @eccobooks March of 2022. I love this cover so much. I hope you'll consider preordering:… Other preorder links available at
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In the final episode of this season on @heartsoslay, Tressie and I spoke with @EstherPerel about how to reconnect in our changed world. And we share some highlights from our fav episodes this season. Listen in at
Feelings of hopelessness fuel our quest for justice on social media, writes @rgay: "It is infuriating. It is also entirely understandable. Some days, as I am reading the news, I feel like I am drowning."
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I’ve been thinking about justice both online and off and why the former flourishes and sometimes gets out of control because the latter is so elusive…
Walking around the house looking for my puppy, calling him, no luck. Then I look under the couch where he has his “me time” and….
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Kids wake up early af. Smh. They have a lot of energy; just ready to go at 6 am.
This week, your Work Friend is answering questions about coming out as bi, working (for free) for a spouse, ginning up fake job offers, and mentoring young women about the realities of the workplace!…
My niece likes my sunglasses so that’s that on that.
Excited for @HearToSlay to be New & Noteworthy. Don't sleep on us!…
I’m so excited to be @rgay’s book club pick for August on @literati!!! Any excuse to talk with Roxane is good enough for me 🥰…A
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An elderly fellow stops by our little library every day to borrow a book. I love it.
Step into a childhood shadowed by a father’s incarceration in @iSmashFizzle’s “Somebody’s Daughter” with @rgay.
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Did Sydney get two paychecks when she was a double agent?
This means that Mitch spearheaded a campaign to forcibly remove the unhoused community from a public park. Then had an ugly fence erected to keep certain people out. Of a public park. Then posted this artfully cropped image pretending the terrible fence isn’t there.…
As a reminder, this is the actual state of publishing:…
In general, when someone says “wokeness” is the impediment to their success what they mean is that their mediocrity is no longer sufficient in a slightly more egalitarian world than the one they assumed was their birthright.
Today in the emerging writer series, @AmandaBorquaye writes about the stories she wishes she could know of her immigrant parents. It’s a stunning essay.…
I am so proud of my student John Milas, who sold his novel The Militia House to Holt. He worked incredibly hard on this novel which started as his thesis! Excited for you all to read it.…
We zijn heel blij met een nieuwe aanvulling op de line-up: Roxane Gay komt naar #ILFU21! @rgay schreef o.a. 𝘉𝘢𝘥 𝘍𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘵 (2014) & 𝘏𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘳 (2017) en stelde dit jaar een nieuwe verzameling essays van Audre Lorde samen. Tickets vanaf a.s. vrijdag ://
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