The Black Woman Writer

September 27, 2013

“Women writers and writers of color don’t really have the luxury of being known simply as writers. There’s always a qualification,” Roxane Gay writes for The Nation. She ponders what it means to be a “black woman writer” and concludes that we should view diversity as a search for “urgent, unheard stories.”

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.

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