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Most appreciative certainly and very Five Questions. Excerpt? Yup.
A lot of artists and writers have had calls to action or predictions that art/literature in America will change greatly in this new era after the recent election of Trump. Could you or do you see your own work changing? I saw that you recently attended the Women’s March in Chicago with your son.
The work will change because we will change because the world has changed and because while it will not always be conscious, our work will reflect what’s happening around us. So, will my work change? I’m sure it will. I won’t try to write in anyway that is any more political unless I’m asked to, but I’m sure bullies and liars will certainly become more prominent characters in my work. I have already been thinking of a thing where I can see characters like those creeping-in. Will I become more political regardless though? Fuck yes. I already was, but clearly not enough. I went to marches and I made donations, but I wasn’t in it, or absorbed by it, and I’m going to try and figure out how I can be. One thing for sure, and this may be minor, is that I want to focus more on what’s being said and calling that out. Words matter. Facts matter. Science matters. And when there are lies, and untruths, and alternative facts being treated as actual facts, people have to draw attention to that in the same way we have to call out bullying, misogynistic, homophobic, anti-Semitic and racist behavior when we encounter it. We can’t sit by and wait for someone else to do something, because when we do, we get this, and this is fucking terrible. You also get me becoming very preachy and I do apologize for that.