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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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. Cody Concepcion October 14, at 9: But primarily for us all, it is necessary to teach by living and speaking those truths which we believe and know beyond understanding.

Still today, this pattern persist. The fear of speaking up has been a problem time and time again but it is also an understandable fear in my opinion. Audre Lorde is a revolutionary Black feminist.

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Not only should Women of Color feel free and encouraged to create works which encapsulate their experience, but that work must be recognized and celebrated by those who do not share their experience. Of what had I ever been afraid? Goldentheponyboy rated it it was amazing Mar 03, Lorde is not alone in her previous ideologies. Leave a comment on block 9. Sherly marked it as to-read May 23, Leave a comment on block 1. Between that telling and the actual surgery, there was a three-week period of the agony of an involuntary reorganization of my entire life.

This also goes for Rosa Parks, and many other leaders throughout history. And I began to recognize a source of power within myself that comes from the knowledge that while it is most desirable not to be afraid, learning to put fear into a perspective gave me great strength. I was deeply moved by this article and the perspective of someone who feared they had nothing left to loose. In trying to promote the individual experiences that WOC go through versus white women it places a divide between the two that hinders progress.


And it was the concern and caring of all those women which gave me strength and enabled me to scrutinize the essentials of my living. This really packs a punch. Alexis rated it it was amazing Apr 26, Black women have always been beaten down in every way because of racism and or sexism. Cecilia Majzoub marked it as to-read Aug 19, Jaina Bee marked it as to-read Apr 18, Tia Richardson marked it as to-read Apr 26, In fact, it is completely wrong how women so desperately want equality, but exclude men.

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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?

May of these women are afraid, and often will not fight against stereotype in fear of violent retaliation. Fear of doing the wrong thing when trying to do the right thing.

They all gave me a strength and concern without which I could not have survived intact. Previous page Next page. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This paragraph highlights the power of the voice and the mind and how silencing yourself does a huge disservice.

Search or use up and down arrow keys to select an item. And that visibility which makes us most vulnerable is that which also is the source of our greatest strength. Thanks for telling us about the problem. November 24, at 7: Joanna marked it tranwformation to-read Nov 27, Nathalie Li October 16, at 2: For to survive in trwnsformation mouth of this dragon we call america, we have had to learn this first and most vital lesson — that we were never meant to survive.

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 pf the tumor was malignant.


Renata rated it really liked it Aug lode, It is the breaking of these silences that have put us past the demons of the past in this country and every person regardless of age, race, class, or sex, still have way too much to do for the future to just sit back and quiver in fear.

The first principle is Umoja, which means unity, the decision to strive for and maintain uni-ty in self and community. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Maureen marked it as to-read Dec 19, Many people from different genders are afraid to speak up because of what may happen to them if they do.

It is very good for establishing perspective. In the transformation of silence into language and action, it is vitally necessary for each one of us to establish or examine her function in that transformation and to recognize her role as vital within that transformation. Leave a comment on block 4. Speaking up against the people in power actioh to deaths for many, and as normal humans, we fear death and pain.

Today is the third day of K wanza, and the principle for today is Ujima — col-lective work and responsibility sildnce the decision to build and maintain ourselves and our communities together and to recognize and solve our problems together. Skip to Content Skip to Table of Contents wgs Death, on the other hand, is the final silence. During this time, she silenve politically active in civil rights, anti-war, and feminist movements.

Natalia Mitiaev March 30, at I am standing here as a Black lesbian poet, and the meaning of ajd that waits anr the fact that I am still alive, and might not have been.