During Women’s History Month, we usually celebrate women who have made significant contributions to society like Hillary Clinton, Shirley Chisholm, Dolores Huerta and countless other women. I recently read Roxanne Gay’s latest book, Difficult Women. This work of short stories explores the different lives of women you will never hear about in a history book. These women are considered on the edge of society or eccentric. Many of them are people we may know, like our mothers, sisters, wives, co-workers, who don’t live perfect lives.
I really loved this book. In fact, I read it in two days! Check out this interview with the author.