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“As a person who doesn’t fit into many social categorizations neatly, not only do I resist limited norms and expectations, I’m also resisting my internalization of them in order to see myself clearly and lovingly. Layers, whew!”

—Kamilah Aisha Moon in an interview with The PEN Ten

December 4–December 12

The PEN Ten with Kamilah Aisha Moon

Facts seem immutable, but they are used to construct reality and serve experience, which varies so widely and seems inextricably tied to what one believes. More

The M Word Stories: Yusuf Siddiquee

You can relate to being unfairly singled out for having a different religion, culture...But more importantly, you are a part of a super diverse community that transcends the aforementioned… More

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Reclaiming Our Time: A Reading List

A feminist reading list in celebration of next week's PEN Out Loud event: Reclaiming Our Time, a feminist retrospective featuring Carmen Maria Machado, Min Jin Lee, and Morgan Jerkins… More

The PEN Ten with Carmen Maria Machado

Government censorship is never acceptable. Private organizations have the right to dictate what sorts of ideas they want to host or sponsor, and should be held accountable for those… More

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