"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)