[Click on this image to find a bundle of videos related to the sociological study of social movements and social change] "I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own." ~ Audre Lorde
Someone I look up to shared this Audre Lorde quote this week & it was exactly what I needed. It's overwhelming to see the scope of how deep systemic oppression runs in this country. It's tempting to quit trying, quit knowing just how terrible things are. It doesn't work though - it's much better to 'write fire until it's every breath you breathe' to know you've tried the best you can. Here's to all you meteors, trying & fighting.
For #blackhistorymonth, we would like to recognize Audre Lorde, a Black feminist leader. In our work at the Amara Legal Center, we look at our clients' lives through an intersectional lens like Lorde prescribes, realizing the impacts of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, etc. on their experiences.
According to the Dryer et al text, innovators ask questions and take risks. This inspirational quote by Black queer feminist activist definitely illuminates those skills or behaviors. This also serves as a good reminder to test and hold my big assumption.
Our silence will NOT save us! Every woman has the obligation to teach their sons and daughters with regard to respect, dignity, equality and right to live. In addition, it is every woman's obligation to choose at least one cause to better the lives of women worldwide and educate and support that cause. It is up to us...