Episode 33: Molly Crabapple on The Paris Attacks, Refugees, Her Art and witness journalism

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This week I’m joined by artist, writer and activist Molly Crabapple to talk about her memoir Drawing Blood. It’s as visceral as the title suggests—there is so little separating her wild heart from the page, that her words (and illustrations), bursting with passion, will ignite the adventurer and activist in you.

Here we talk about the state of the world at large, her work with Syrian refugees, her reporting at Guantanamo, the time she questioned Trump about the labor camps of Abu Dhabi, and most recently the terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut and Mali. We also touch upon her sex worker activism, her relationship with her body and feminism. Drawing Blood is out December 1st so preorder it now.

Molly is such an impressive human. I hope you’ll be as inspired by her as I am. Let us know what you think on Twitter @litupshow.

xoxo Angie

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Pre-order your copy today at Indiebound, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.

Molly Crabapple is an artist and writer in New York. Her memoir, Drawing Blood, will be published by HarperCollins in December 2015. Called “An emblem of the way art can break out of the gilded gallery” by the New Republic, she has drawn in Guantanamo Bay, Abu Dhabi’s migrant labor camps, and with rebels in Syria. Crabapple is a contributing editor for VICE, and has written for publications including The New York Times, Paris Review, and Vanity Fair. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.