Gay worked at Eastern Illinois University until the end of the —14 academic year, and was an associate professor of creative writing in the MFA program at Purdue University from August until Retrieved March 22, Retrieved August 3, Retrieved March 1, Much of Gay's written work deals with the analysis and deconstruction of feminist and racial issues through the lens of her personal experiences with race, gender identity, and sexuality.
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This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat Gay began writing essays as a teenager;  her work has been greatly influenced by a sexual assault she experienced at the age of Retrieved 9 December The winners thus far have been: The women are seen as "difficult" because they push the boundaries of society's portrayal of the perfect woman.
Retrieved 12 April The collection, published in by HarperCollinsfeatures essays from Gay and 30 other authors, including actresses Ally Sheedy and Gabrielle Union. Retrieved March 8, In print, on Twitter and in person, Gay has the voice of the friend you call first for advice, calm and sane as well as funny, someone who has seen a lot and takes no prisoners. The winners thus far have been: In its first four years, including the year Mr.