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Let’s Talk More About Rejection

The amount of rejection is staggering. It’s a constant drumbeat. It’s a deluge. It’s drinking water from a firehose, lips right up against the cold blast.

I published a book last summer with Simon & Schuster, which is to say, a major publisher — as an unknown writer, snagging them, and my powerhouse of an editor, felt like a magic trick. My book is a collection of memoiristic essays about race, gender, and…



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Savala Nolan

DON’T LET IT GET YOU DOWN: ESSAYS ON RACE, GENDER AND THE BODY | @ vogue, time, harper’s, NYT | UC Berkeley School of Law | she/her | IG @notquitebeyonce