Category: Roxane Gay

“That may be the saddest thing of all.”

“That may be the saddest thing of all.”

Roxane Gay, from “Dear Young Ladies Who Love Chris Brown So Much They Would Let Him Beat Them” in Bad Feminist

“Blurred lines, indeed.”

“Blurred lines, indeed.”

Roxane Gay, from “Blurred Lines, Indeed” in Bad Feminist

“This is your novel and only you know how to write it.” ––Roxane…

“This is your novel and only you know how to write it.” ––Roxane Gay

Our amazingly multi-talented Customer Service Captain, Wesley Sueker, has illustrated quotes from this year’s Pep Talks! Check out Wesley’s other work on DeviantArt, and read the rest of Roxane Gay’s pep talk here.

“We have to be more interested in making things better than just being right, or interesting, or…”

“We have to be more interested in making things better than just being right, or interesting, or funny.”

Roxane Gay, from “How We All Lose” in Bad Feminist

“They accept the consequences of their choices, and those consequences become stories worth reading.”

“They accept the consequences of their choices, and those consequences become stories worth reading.”

Roxane Gay, from “Not Here to Make Friends” in Bad Feminist

“But perhaps we watch these shows because in the green girls interrupted, we see, more than anything,…”

“But perhaps we watch these shows because in the green girls interrupted, we see, more than anything, the plainest reflections of ourselves, garishly exposed but unfettered.”

Roxane Gay, from “Garish, Glorious Spectacles” in Bad Feminist

“Books are often far more than just books.”

“Books are often far more than just books.”

Roxane Gay, from “I Once Was Miss America” in Bad Feminist

“Until that show comes along or I decide to write it, we have to deal with what we have.”

“Until that show comes along or I decide to write it, we have to deal with what we have.”

Roxane Gay, from “Girls, Girls, Girls” in Bad Feminist

“It means, essentially, you are whom you surround yourself with.”

“It means, essentially, you are whom you surround yourself with.”

Roxane Gay, from “How to Be Friends with Another Woman” in Bad Feminist

“We were no longer adversaries.”

“We were no longer adversaries.”

Roxane Gay, from “To Scratch, Claw, or Grope Clumsily or Frantically” in Bad Feminist