Are you one of Roxane Gay’s 220,000 plus Twitter followers? If not, you’re missing out on one of the most candid, insightful, and fierce voices writing today. Ranging from commentary on Black Lives Matter to body shaming to pop-culture, Gay is a prolific essayist and cultural critic who uses Twitter as just one of her many platforms. A contributing opinion writer for The New York Times and the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel, her much-celebrated books, Bad Feminist and Difficult Women, raised her profile as a crucial voice on the explorations of the struggles of women. Her newest book, a deeply personal memoir called Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, navigates the female body and what it means to be overweight in a time when the bigger you are, the less you are seen. Before she visits ALOUD at the Aratani Theatre on Monday, June 26 to share from this illuminating new work, learn more about Gay on the national stage.
Watch Roxane Gay’s recent appearance on The Daily Show:
Watch Gay’s TED Talk:
Listen to Gay speak with Terry Gross on Fresh Air:
Or read a selection of Gay’s writings:
–Gay on Beyonce in The Guardian
–Her look at diversity in Science Fiction in The Nation
–A pre-Oscars take on black people in movies in New York Magazine
–Her powerful response to Dylann Roof in The New York Times
Learn more about the upcoming Roxane Gay ALOUD program and how to get tickets here.