My interview with Sheila Heti at PlayGround:

Inventory #495: When I Die Bury Me In The Clothes of My Youth by Mark McCoy and Cali Thornhill Dewitt
Against better judgement, the sea propels me upward. My planet wants me to live and that is my planet’s problem. I knew a girl that slept while a man robbed all the jewelry from her family’s house. I imagined emeralds clinking together in a denim pocket. I understood sleep as a barrier.

I spend a lot of time alone. Most of my time is spent transporting myself from one destination to another. In the mornings I wake up at 7:00 AM and press snooze on my alarm. The alarm goes off again 15 minutes later, which allows me exactly 15 minutes to put on clothes and get out the door by 7:30 AM. I pry myself out of bed. This is the most difficult part of my day. Getting out of bed feels like actual torture. I have always been this way. Even as a child I had a hard time waking up in the morning. The cold air outside my comforter feels piercing and hellish, despite living in Los Angeles where the temperature almost never goes below 60 degrees. Every day when I wake up I swear that I would pay any amount of money to sleep for just one more hour.
Mira Gonzalez, Love Letter

Roxane Gay at Community Bookstore, 5/6/14
"It’s hard not to feel humorless as a woman and a feminist, to recognize misogyny in so many forms, some great and some small, and know you’re not imagining things. It’s hard to be told to lighten up because if you lighten up any more, you’re going to float the fuck away."
"I want characters to do the things I am afraid to do for fear of making myself more unlikable than I may already be. I want characters to be the most honest of all things — human."
Roxane Gay on the importance of unlikeable female protagonists at BuzzFeed Books, Not Here to Make Friends (via housingworksbookstore)

“The point is not for women simply to take power out of men’s hands, since that wouldn’t change anything about the world. It’s a question precisely of destroying that notion of power.” 
― Simone de Beauvoir