Roxane Gay's “Bad Feminist” Celebrates 10th Anniversary With a New Pink Cover (Exclusive)

The new edition of the essay collection features an updated foreword and a pink cover

<p>Harper Perennial; Reginald Cunningham</p> Roxanne Gay, author of

Harper Perennial; Reginald Cunningham

Roxanne Gay, author of 'Bad Feminist'

Roxane Gay is celebrating 10 years of being a bad feminist.

The author's essay collection Bad Feminist will celebrate its 10-year anniversary with the release of a special edition featuring a brand-new pink cover.

“Pink is my favorite color. I used to say my favorite color was black to be cool, but it is pink—all shades of pink," Gay, 49, said in a statement shared with PEOPLE. "If I have an accessory, it is probably pink."

<p>Harper Perennial</p> 'Bad Feminist'

Harper Perennial

'Bad Feminist'

Along with the new cover, the anniversary edition of Bad Feminist will feature an updated introduction from the renowned cultural critic that "puts the collection in context of the current state of our culture and reflects on the impact the book had on her career," HarperCollins said in a statement.

The special edition of Bad Feminist will be released on Aug. 6, 2024, exactly 10 years after the release date of the iconic book.

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<p>Reginald Cunningham</p>

Reginald Cunningham

The book features essays about current affairs and feminism, interweaving the author's cultural criticism with personal stories to help readers understand modern feminism and define the polarizing term for themselves. The original collection cemented Gay's status as a trailblazer, selling more than 500,000 copies across all formats.

"When I wrote the essays in Bad Feminist, I hoped to start an interesting conversation about feminism and the culture we consume, the culture of which we are a part," Gay said. "That said conversation continues, a decade later, is thrilling and unexpected. I look forward to seeing how this conversation evolves over the next decade and beyond."

The new edition of Bad Feminist will come out Aug. 6, and is available for preorder now, wherever books are sold.

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