#QueerHeroes Day 13 – Dr. Roxane Gay
A bisexual Haitian-American, Roxane Gay is a writer, editor, professor, commentator, theorist, and scrabble champion.
She may be most noted for her essay collection Bad Feminist. The shows/cultural moments many people consider guilty pleasures, she dissects and allows us to see them in a new light.
In addition to Bad Feminist, she edited a series of essays about sexual assault survival called Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture. She also wrote a spellbinding memoir about her relationship with weight as a method of defense called Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body.
There’s so much more about her persona and body of work that this brief bio doesn’t justify, so please read her work. You won’t be disappointed.
She currently has a podcast on Luminary with Professor Tressie McMillan Cottom called Hear to Slay, and it’s essential listening.