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    Shameless Self Promotion

    Do we have a thread dedicated to tooting one's own horn?

    Here's a magazine article I just wrote about Roxane Gay, being fat, and trying to not be fat.

    http://www.indianapolismonthly.com/features/consumed/
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    You should be ashamed! How dare you!?

    Very nice piece, Megan. some interesting data too. Keep it up.
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    You're a brave woman Megan! I can relate . . . and I wish I could be so candid, even with myself.

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    That was not at all what I expected, that's for sure. Megan, I for one greatly appreciate your willingness to amplify Gay's story while integrating your own. This is the kind of vulnerability that, I think, really resonates with people. It took tremendous courage to even consider the piece--much less write it.

    Much respect. Much, MUCH respect.
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    Excellent article. I have a sister who has struggled with this her whole life.
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    Nice job. Very very brave of you and excellent writing!



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    The latest issue of Rattle contains a poem titled "Decorating a Cake While Listening to Tennis."

    It will be posted online later this year, but right now it's exclusive to the printed magazine.

    It may be more your cuppa if you're a Roger Federer fan.

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    So I did a thing. Last year, I received a grant from the American Library Association to research and produce an annotated bibliography focused on films that center stories of queer and trans people of color. This project was personal for me because it’s the kind of resource I always wished I had in my teen years and it didn’t seem to exist. And after hundreds of hours of research and film viewing (seriously, it nearly broke me), it’s finally done!

    Check it out, if interested: https://qtpocfilmcanon.squarespace.com/
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    Re: Shameless Self Promotion

    Quote Originally Posted by munchin View Post
    So I did a thing. Last year, I received a grant from the American Library Association to research and produce an annotated bibliography focused on films that center stories of queer and trans people of color. This project was personal for me because itís the kind of resource I always wished I had in my teen years and it didnít seem to exist. And after hundreds of hours of research and film viewing (seriously, it nearly broke me), itís finally done!

    Check it out, if interested: https://qtpocfilmcanon.squarespace.com/
    A like was not enough. I LOVE this. Congratulations, munchin! I am so proud to know you.
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    I think it is fabulous! I have bookmarked it!
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    Awww, thanks everyone. It was definitely a labor of love.
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    The work that must have gone into that! That's just amazing. How was that not already done?

    Very very nice, munchin.
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