Airea D. Mathews on play: “Barbie reminds me of the imaginative intensity that children take on to push past time and space.”
Mecca Jamilah Sullivan on writing black, queer fiction: “‘So, your mother is a Black feminist? No wonder your writing is so queer!’”
Read Beth Ann Fennelly’s essay, “I Love My Students, but I Won’t Use a Gun to Protect Them” here.
Aminatta Forna pens a reflection on memoir writing and transcending the trauma narrative.
Torrey Peters on the end of her marriage: “I thought I could save my marriage by repressing my transness. I couldn’t.”
Booker Prize-winning author Bernardine Evaristo takes Elle’s literary survey.
In his latest piece, esteemed New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik interrogates the politics of excellence through music and art.