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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The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action

Less than two months ago I was told by two doctors, one female and one male, that I would have to have breast surgery, and that there was a 60 to 80 percent chance that the tumor was malignant.

Because in this way alone we can survive, by taking part in a process of life that is creative and continuing, that is growth. First person to come in mind here is MLK, who was killed in the process, but his words changed the world in ways that were only imaginable at the time. Audre Lorde is a revolutionary Black feminist.

Leave a comment on block 8. But we all hurt in so many different ways, all the time, and pain will either change or end.

Leave a comment on block 6. October 16, at 2: Leave a comment on block 3. Not as human beings. Fear that in an effort aure understand we may offend.


The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action by Audre Lorde

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. L marked it as to-read May 18, Cecilia Majzoub marked it as to-read Aug 19, actioon Robert Corey October 18, at 9: Refresh and try again. The only way to unite women of all different backgrounds and experiences is by breaking the silence. I think we all live in fear in some parts of our lives.

Lorde makes a very powerful point languaeg how silence is different when chosen opposed to when inflected. For us, and for Audre Lorde. In fact, it is completely wrong how women so desperately want equality, but exclude men.

During this time, she was politically active in civil rights, anti-war, and feminist movements. The surgery was completed, and the growth was benign. Lorde is not alone in her previous ideologies.

Audre Lorde – Transforming Silence into Language and Action – We Tip the Balance

It just gets to a point where you must ask yourself: Many times Ive heard we live in a cancerous society today. Sarah rated it it was amazing Aug 11, Sex and power Combahee River Collective.

And where the words of women are transformayion to be heard, we must each of us recognize our responsibility to seek those words out, to read them and share them and examine them in their pertinence to our lives. March 30, at Because I am woman, because I am Black, because I am lesbian, because I am myself — a Black woman warrior poet doing my work — come to ask you, are you doing yours?


We can learn to work and speak when we are afraid in the same way aand have learned to work and speak when we are tired. That commercial pretty much puts most of all the responsibilities of life on the woman and is really messed up. Your words could help another who is afraid to speak, and that could start a chain reaction, its just up to you to start it.

Jaina Bee marked it as to-read Apr 18, Tenzing Lama October 15, at 4: 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 and solve our problems together.

Language both hinders and allows for truths to be told and written. But we all hurt in so many different ways, all the time, and pain will either change or end.

What are the tyrannies you swallow day by day and attempt to make your own, until you will sicken and die of them, still in silence?

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