Feminist of the Month: Roxane Gay

Nominated by MISSives Guest Editor, Aditi Malhotra

Roxane Gay is an American writer, editor, professor and social commentator. Most known for her best-selling essay collection Bad Feminist in 2014, Roxane is one of the most listened-to voices on race, representation, art or the female body which are further discussed in other best-selling books such as Difficult Women and Hunger. She is also the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel.

Roxane Gay

Roxane discusses the idea of failing or being a bad feminist in her book Bad Feminist where she writes:

I embrace the label of bad feminist because I am human. I am messy. I’m not trying to be an example. I am not trying to be perfect. I am not trying to say I have all the answers. I am not trying to say I’m right. I am just trying—trying to support what I believe in, trying to do some good in this world, trying to make some noise with my writing while also being myself.

Roxane Gay, Bad Feminist

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