Zulkey does Tea!

This post was written by Friday guest blogger Annie Reid.

Claire Zulkey interviews Michelle Tea, author of, among other things, Rose of No Man’s Land and Rent Girl:

You describe a lot of your writing as feminist. How do you think feminism today is different than it was thirty years ago — or is it different at all?

30 years ago I was 5 and didn’t have much of a feminist consciousness. Or, rather, I had the same feminist consciousness: I liked to wear high heel shoes I couldn’t walk in, with a face full of makeup I couldn’t quite apply, making everyone in the neighborhood act out scenes from CHiPs with me and I always had to the be the kidnapped hitchhiker on rollerskates, and I got pissed if you took any of that away from me and I still do today.


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