"My eyes were glued on life and they were full of tears."
"Publishers are like, ‘We don’t know who your market is, we don’t know who we’d sell your book to,’ and I’m like, ‘What do you mean? Like… People with reading skills?’"
— Roxane Gay, talking about writers of color at the “This Woman’s Work” panel at the 2014 Brooklyn Book Festival (via yeahwriters
"You have permission to seek safe, healthy spaces.
You are not obligated to stay in unhealthy spaces."
"Generally speaking, books don’t cause much harm. Except when you read them, that is. Then they cause all kinds of problems."