Am I Not Your Animal?

"Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes." -W.W.

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In an age when we endlessly post and read about marriage, divorce, and illness on social media, what does it mean to write a memoir? Dani Shapiro reflects on her own experience:

“I’m grateful that I wasn’t a young writer with a blog or a massive following on social media. The years of silence were deepening ones. My story burrowed its way deeper and deeper into my being until it became a story I could turn inside out, hold to the light like a prism, craft into a story that was bigger than its small, sorry details.”

Illustration by Sophia Foster-Dimino

newyorker:

In an age when we endlessly post and read about marriage, divorce, and illness on social media, what does it mean to write a memoir? Dani Shapiro reflects on her own experience:

“I’m grateful that I wasn’t a young writer with a blog or a massive following on social media. The years of silence were deepening ones. My story burrowed its way deeper and deeper into my being until it became a story I could turn inside out, hold to the light like a prism, craft into a story that was bigger than its small, sorry details.”

Illustration by Sophia Foster-Dimino

(Source: newyorker.com)

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Mission Accomplished: OITNB’s Uzo Aduba Scores First Emmy

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Mission Accomplished: OITNB’s Uzo Aduba Scores First Emmy

Uzoamaka Aduba shed tears of joy on Saturday night as she accepted her first-ever Emmy for her portrayal of Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on Orange is the New Black. This was the first Emmy win for OITNB, too, followed up later in the evening by an award for casting director, Jennifer Euston and an editing award for William Turro. Aduba was in friendly competition with castmates Laverne Cox— the…

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