The author, contributor, editor, Yale professor, and cultural critic known as Roxane Gay has added graphic novelist to her list.
Many have been exposed to her renegade writing for her New York Times best-selling book, Bad Feminist, which she released in 2014. The collection of essays address many cultural and political topics about feminism and its meaning in human nature. The bad feminist herself brings us into her psyche of the modern-day meaning of feminism with her bold and witty writing while still making it okay to love the color pink.
Among her other titles are Hunger, Ayiti, and Difficult Women. Hunger, released in 2017, is a memoir by the author about body image. She has described this title as "by far the hardest book I have had to write." Gay bravely opens up on difficult topics including overeating, sexual assault, and private and public personal struggles.
Besides being a New York Times best- selling author, she also contributes frequently as a writer to the publication, most recently crafting together a piece on the late, great author Toni Morrison.
Included on her impressive, long list of achievements, Gay also became the first lead Black writer on a Marvel series in 2016 when she collaborated with author Ta-Nehisi Coates and poet Yona Harvey on the World of Wakanda graphic novel series.
She continues to dive deeper into the world of graphic novels with her own titles, The Banks and Sacrifice of Darkness, both telling stories of Black women.
Roxane Gay is a writing who continues to leave us wanting more.
Learn more about her at http://www.roxanegay.com.