Dani Boss & Marissa Korbel with Theo Nestor
Dani Boss and Marissa Korbel, two contributors from Burn it Down: Women Writing About Anger (Seal Press) join us this evening. Burn it Down, edited by Lilly Dancyger, was one of Literary Hub’s “most recommended books” this fall. Throughout history, angry women have been called harpies, bitches, witches, and whores. They’ve been labeled hysterical, crazy, dangerous, delusional, bitter, jealous, irrational, emotional, dramatic, vindictive, petty, hormonal; they’ve been shunned, ignored, drugged, locked up, and killed; kept in line with laws and threats and violence, and with insidious, far-reaching lies about the very nature of what it means to be a woman—that a woman should aspire to be a lady, and that ladies don’t get angry. Millennia of conditioning is hard to unlearn. Also appearing tonight is local writing teacher and essayist, Theo Nestor.