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And has this election affected you? There are various quotes meant to help us, like "Be brave, make art"; "Fight back, make art"—do you relate to those?

It's just a fraught time. Some of my writer friends think we should minimize our own voices to maximize more important political ones. Then there're people who say, Think about all the great art and comedy that will come out of this! Which outrages others—you can't win. But I think books, film, music, art are all more important than ever. And I suppose it's old-fashioned to say the personal is political, but I think that women writing about their experiences is so acutely something the president-elect is totally against. Which makes me want to do it even more, and support all of my female students in telling their traumas—abortions, rapes, etc. The more women who speak up, the better.

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