Michelle Tea — American Author born on December 30, 1971,

Michelle Tea is an American author, poet, and literary arts organizer whose autobiographical works explore queer culture, feminism, race, class, prostitution, and other topics. She is originally from Chelsea, Massachusetts and currently lives in San Francisco. Her books, mostly memoirs, are known for their views into the queercore community. In 2012 Tea partnered with City Lights Publishers to form the Sister Spit imprint... (wikipedia)

Of course it is very limiting to be labeled a lesbian or queer writer. We live in a homophobic culture, and even people who aren't hateful per se assume they won't get anything from a queer book.
Lots of my writing can be accurately called lesbian, but I myself am queer and date people of all genders.
There are a lot of queers starved for entertainment from their own community.
I'm never not going to be interested in young girls who are struggling in poor places.
I think it's my job to make any question interesting by coming up with a jazzy answer, otherwise I hardly deserve the spotlight, right?

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