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This week, I spoke with with author Roxane Gay (pictured above) about the skill and craft required to write about trauma. Writer Deesha Philyaw of “The Secret Lives of Church Ladies” explored womanhood, relationships, and “what we owe our mothers.” Journalist Soledad O’Brien talked about navigating racism and sexism in the media industry, and striking out on her own. On this week’s roundtable, Sippin’ the Political Tea, Errin Haines of The 19th examined the importance of taking the insurrection of January 6th seriously, with political scientist Christina Greer and public policy expert Carol Anderson.