Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay was that I hadn't felt connected to other feminist readings but wanted to support women; I felt I was a bad feminist.
While at its core, Bad Feminist is indeed about feminism, Gay also discusses race, violence, pop culture, and more. An Omaha-native whose family is of Haitian descent, Gay often focuses her writing on feminist and racial issues.
In Bad Feminist, she shows the complexities of her mind, gets intimate with the reader, and makes you rethink your outlook.
There were times during Bad Feminist where I felt uncomfortable. There were times where I found myself laughing out loud. There were times where I almost couldn't bear to continue reading,
My perspective shifted so much that I picked up Hunger, a book I didn't totally feel aligned with, having luckily, never really dealt with body issues. Again, I felt an influx of emotions: pride, sadness, discomfort.
There were times where I almost couldn't bear to continue reading, my heartstrings were pulled too hard.
That's why we all should read Roxane
And growing and evolving is what Black History Month is about. We don't want to repeat the same mistakes we have made, especially concerning race.