Roxane Gay, The New York Times

Roxane Gay

The New York Times

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Past articles by Roxane:

It Could Be Millennials vs. Gen X. Or It Could Be You.

How to think about returning to the office, but not returning to office drama. → Read More

Some People Get to Stay Home. Get Over It.

It may seem unfair that your colleagues have been granted an exception, but resenting them won’t get you a remote-only job. → Read More

Opinion | Brittney Griner Is Trapped and Alone. Where’s Your Outrage?

Where is the groundswell of support, demanding that Brittney Griner be brought home now? → Read More

Jada Pinkett Smith Shouldn’t Have to ‘Take a Joke.’ Neither Should You.

A defense of thin skin. → Read More

There Is No Upside to an 8 A.M. Meeting

The Early Bird in your office may do as he pleases, but he should not demand that you join him. → Read More

It Really Would Help if People Learned to Email

You should never find out that you were someone’s second choice. → Read More

What to Expect at Work When You’re Expecting

Legal protections against pregnancy discrimination are one thing. Actual feelings of security are another. → Read More

Afrofuturist and horror writer Tananarive Due: “Invite more Black creators to the table”

Afrofuturist and horror writer Tananarive Due, in a conversation with NYT bestselling author Roxane Gay talks about her work as a pioneer of horror, how she got her start, and the future of Afrofuturism. → Read More

Why Is Everyone Else Quitting?

Sometimes, as in a collective bargaining situation, you do have to think about other people at work. Other times, it’s better to focus on what you really want. → Read More

Indie auteur Nia DaCosta shows off her comic book roots in 'The Marvels'

Nia DaCosta talks 'The Marvels,' 'Candyman,' and her wildest MCU fan theory in an exclusive Inverse interview with Roxane Gay. → Read More

Roxane Gay: A letter from the editor of Inverse's Superhero Issue

If there is a theme for this issue, it is incredible Black women offering their own expansive interpretations of who superheroes are and who, if our imaginations are powerful enough, those superheroes can be. → Read More

Faith vs. a Full Week of Work

You shouldn’t have to forgo religious observance to do your job. → Read More

You’re Not the Mean Lady at Work

Go ahead and assert boundaries with unvaccinated colleagues, impertinent clients and, yes, even Mom. → Read More

You Don’t Need to Like Those Vacation Pics

In fact, your boss needs some guidance on the downside to oversharing. → Read More

It’s OK to Say No to More Work

Remember to draw boundaries early and often — and always invoice for the forced “fun” of team-building activities. → Read More

Why People Are So Awful Online

On social media, we are all hammers seeking nails. → Read More

For Better, for Worse, for Free Branding Work?

You shouldn’t have to hide your relationships at work. But your work also shouldn’t creep into your relationship. → Read More

Cops Don’t Belong at Pride

Modern Pride celebrations began with a rebellion against the police. We have not forgotten that. → Read More

Look, Just Keep Filling the Chocolate Dish

A reminder to mind your own business and know your worth. → Read More

The Dead Moose in the Office Next Door

Sometimes you do have to draw boundaries, and sometimes you have to learn to live with other people’s predilections. → Read More