Michael Arceneaux

Michael Arceneaux

Author | I Can’t Date Jesus

Michael Arceneaux is the New York Times bestselling author of I Can’t Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I’ve Put My Faith in Beyoncé (Atria Books/Simon & Schuster). Covering issues related to culture, sexuality, religion, race, and Beyoncé, Michael has written for Complex, Essence, The Guardian, New York Magazine, the New York Times, The Root, and many other publications. Additionally, he has lent his commentary to such outlets as MSNBC, NPR, SiriusXM, VH1, and Viceland.

Mentors, Muses, and Menaces: How Writers Who Came Before Us Shape Our Work Today

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There’s no escaping the writers who came before us. They’re the voices we read growing up. They inspired us to write. But these muses aren’t always benevolent guides. They are complicated. They inspire and embolden. They antagonize and belittle. And sometimes they do both. Discover how these writers engage with and resist their greatest literary […]

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