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by Abaki Beck. Text: The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action. Author: Audre Lorde. Quote to Highlight: “Where the words of. Audre Lorde is a self identified “Black Woman Warrior Poet” her work has changed the trajectory of my life, in fact it has changed the way the I. The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action has 13 ratings and 5 reviews. charlie said: within the war we are all waging with the by. Audre Lorde .

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During this time, she was politically active in civil rights, anti-war, and feminist movements. Her personal reflections on those that encourage her and gave her strength to fight for her life and identity reflect the steps on healing our society. November 3, at 8: Mail will not be published required. Fear seems to be such a dominant thing.

They all gave me a strength and concern without which I could not have survived intact. Leave a comment on block 8. Its sad to see how easily it is inflicted and can affect us from being our whole selves.

Alexis Bondy October 15, at Between that telling and the actual surgery, there was a three-week period of the agony of an involuntary reorganization of my entire life.

Leave a comment on block 3. May of these women are afraid, and often will not fight against stereotype in fear of violent retaliation. And that visibility which makes us most vulnerable is that which also is the source of our greatest strength.


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Ingrid Ujueta October 16, at 1: This, too is an obligation most people avoid because they fear losing status and access. That commercial pretty much puts most of all the responsibilities of life on the woman and is really messed up. Trivia About The Transformatio Comrades in Struggle Lorber. It is important to speak about things that are important to oneself.

Recent Comments on this Page Joe V. I think this is a powerful statement. Alexis rated it it was amazing Apr 26, A complicit bystander can be the most dangerous person on earth. Michael Lloyd-Billington rated it really liked it Nov 06, Recognizing and implementing these views in one integrated movement can lead to greater more inclusive results.

There are seven principles of Kwanza, one for each day. My silences had not protected me.

Lorde was State Poet of New York from to But we are being the slave of of a crime that we have not committed. And of course I am afraid, because the transformation of silence into language and action is an act of self-revelation, slence that always seems fraught with danger. Because the machine will try to grind you into dust anyway, whether or not we speak. This is a situation faced by many women, by some of you here today.

Laura marked it as to-read Jan 28, In the cause of silence, each of us draws the face of her own fear — fear of contempt, of censure, or some judgment, or recognition, of challenge, of annihilation. September 17, at 7: Fear that if we acknowledge the injustice we will have to do something about it. Jutta added it Dec 20, Without sharing experiences, women cannot learn from each other, thus growth is sulence.


Even for certain minor things, they audrre do not speak up and either just keep putting it off or they just wait until someone else speaks up. For us, and for Audre Lorde. How weddings regulate heterosexuality. I think we all live in fear in some parts of our lives.

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Today is the third day of K wanza, and the principle for today is Ujima — col-lective work and responsibility — the decision to build and maintain ourselves and our communities together and to recognize eilence solve our problems together.

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Sherly marked it as to-read May 23, This paragraph highlights the power of the voice and the mind and how silencing yourself does a huge disservice. Still today, this pattern persist. Many times Ive heard we live in a cancerous society today. The languafe for yesterday, the sec-ond day, was Kujichagulia — self-determination — the decision to define ourselves, name ourselves, and speak for ourselves, in-stead of being defined and spoken for by transformagion.

Not as human beings.