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BREAKING BIG: Roxane Gay

Author and Cultural Critic, Roxane Gay
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Author and Cultural Critic, Roxane Gay

Airs Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

See how Roxane Gay, a child of Haitian immigrants, became a leading voice in the modern feminist movement.

At age 12, Roxane Gay suffered a violent attack that changed the course of her life. But she overcame the resulting pain to emerge as a leading voice in the modern feminist movement.

In her acclaimed essay collection, "Bad Feminist," Gay gives a voice to women of color, queer and transgender women, and others left behind by traditional feminism.

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BREAKING BIG host Carlos Watson talks with Gay about her writing, her teaching and the next stage of her career.

Roxane Gay is on Facebook, and you can follow @rgay on Twitter.

ABOUT THE SERIES:

Why and how did some of the world's most influential artists, innovators, athletes and leaders break big? Talented men and women such as Jason Aldean and Roxane Gay recount their most difficult, dramatic and serendipitous turning points.

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Emmy-winning journalist Carlos Watson hosts BREAKING BIG.

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CREDITS:

BREAKING BIG is executive-produced by Carlos Watson, Samir Rao, Royd Chung, Danny Lee, Ari Hyman, Sean Braswell, and Cameo George.