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Roxane Gay in Conversation with Soledad O’Brien

Writing into the Wound: Understanding Trauma, Truth, and Language

Mar 3, 2021

Join bestselling author and cultural icon Roxane Gay, and award-winning journalist and host of Matter of Fact Soledad O’Brien, for a deeply personal discussion of Roxane’s new Scribd Originals story, Writing into the Wound: Understanding Trauma, Truth, and Language.

Writing into the Wound is a remarkable consideration of being human, and a skillful guide to processing our pain, by one of the finest authors and cultural critics of her generation. Trauma, both individual and collective, is all around us. It’s an unfortunate common denominator of the human experience. Black Lives Matter and white supremacy. A global pandemic. Widespread economic inequality. Imminent environmental disaster. A destabilized and degraded American government. To make sense of our pain, Gay suggests, we need to explore it fully, even as we’re in the midst of it. “To change the world, we need to face what has become of it,” she writes. “To heal from a trauma, we need to understand the extent of it.”


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Scribd has its own original content arm known as Scribd Originals, featuring exclusive and compelling e-book and audiobook stories which can usually be completed in just a few hours. Scribd Originals yis proud to publish Roxane Gay’s story, Writing into the Wound and to support this evening’s program.

Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay is the author of several bestselling books, including Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

Soledad O’Brien

Soledad O’Brien is an award-winning documentarian, journalist, speaker, author, and philanthropist …

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