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[90] Meredith Talusan, author of Fairest

“My identity is constantly evolving and shifting in part because the way that gender is structured in our society is fundamentally flawed. All of us to an extent are trying to navigate through that flawed system.” – Meredith Talusan

Meredith Talusan is an award-winning author and journalist who is the founding executive editor of them., Condé Nast’s LGBTQ+ digital platform, where she is now a contributing editor. She has contributed to other books, including the New York Times bestseller Not That Bad (edited by Roxane Gay), Nasty Women, and Burn It Down. She writes frequently for The New York Times, The Guardian, The Atlantic, WIRED, Condé Nast Traveller, and many other publications. She lives in the Western Catskills with her spouse and rescue mutt.

Connect with Meredith on her website, Twitter, or Instagram.
Be sure to check out her writing workshops here.

Meredith’s book recommendation: On Being Human by Jennifer Pastiloff

Also mentioned in this episode:

Heavy by Kiese Layman

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion


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Renee Powers founded Feminist Book Club in 2018 to provide a space for intersectional feminists to learn, grow, and connect. When not reading or running the biz, you can find her drinking coffee and trying unsuccessfully to teach her retired racing greyhound how to fetch. Favorite genres: feminist thrillers, contemporary literary fiction, short stories, and anything that might be described as "irreverent"


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