illustration borrowed from Gay Magazine by Michelle Mildenberg, 2018, Randa Jarrar’s piece
Roxane Gay, author of “Bad Feminist” and all-around bad-ass role model and social activist, has started up Gay Magazine at Medium! The first issue, on the topic of pleasure, launches in June.
For those of you who haven’t heard the good news, my own essay, provisionally titled “The Pleasure Scale” is going to be included, although I haven’t heard in what issue yet.
Last year, she put together a month-long magazine at Medium, called Unruly Bodies, full of stunning essays I urge you to read.
What Fullness Is, Roxane Gay
Hysterical!, Samantha Irby
What Love Is, Randa Jarrar
Unruly, Adjective, Carmen Maria Machado
There are more, every one of them as good as the last, but these are some of my favourites. I re-read “What Fullness Is” a week ago or so, and loved it even more than I did last year.