"In most parts of the country, including my home state, it’s legal to discriminate against transgender people in employment, housing, treatment in public accommodations. If I couldn’t learn to present myself as a woman, I risked a lifetime of unemployment, assault, and homelessness."
- Joy Ladin | Writing as a Woman | HER KIND
"Men are freer than women to meet their expected role, as breadwinner, or not, to be a good father, or not, to keep their yard neatly trimmed, or not, to write, or not. Women are given “freedom”, i.e. “permission” to write, as long as their houses are well kept, their children are well cared for, and their spouses are given attention."
- Elisa A. Garza | My Writing Projects Will Wait … | HER KIND
"These are writers who also happen to be people of color. This is not a token list of writers to go to when you need someone to write about race—these writers write about a wide range of subjects."
We Are Many. We Are Everywhere. | Roxane Gay | The Rumpus
Dear editors, publishers, agents: at The Rumpus, Roxane Gay has created a list of writers of color.