Roxane Gay

United States

American writer Roxane Gay is the author behind the short story collection “Ayiti,” the novel “An Untamed State,” the memoir “Hunger,” and the acclaimed collection of essays “Bad Feminist.” She has also turned her pen to comic books and graphic novels, including Marvel’s “World of Wakanda” series. Roxane narrated WeTransfer’s 2019 brand video “Welcome to WeTransfer, please leave.” To mark the occasion, she wrote about what happens when you become popular, and how hard it can be to make time for the creative work that started it all.

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Writing was a muscle I exercised until that muscle became what I needed it to be.