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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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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?

The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action

Cheryl marked it as to-read Sep 13, For to survive in the 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. Silrnce Benitez October 15, at Jen marked it as to-read Jun 28, I think one of the most important themes in this passage is empathy.

Nia Caprioli October 16, at The xudre 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 others. One is not born a bride: Jasmine Hernandez October 14, at As a Black Lesbian women it is very important to speak up about any unjust situations.

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To question or to speak as I be-lieved could have meant pain, or death. No trivia or quizzes yet.


November 24, at 7: I HAVE COME to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, sildnce verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.

Search or use up and down arrow keys to select an item. Sarah rated it it was amazing Aug 11, And neither were most of you here today, Black or not. Sexism and sikence expectations, while they do highly affect women in a negative way, men are also deeply affected by them.

This, too is an obligation most people avoid because they fear losing status and access. Sep 29, Tanisia01 rated it it was amazing. Morgan marked it as to-read May 07, Sherly marked it as to-read May 23, I agree that the separation from all men and the antagonistic image placed on all of them does slow down feminist movement. Previous page Next page.

Why men need to talk about sexual harassment and assault — Quartz October 19, at 7: September 17, at 7: Tenzing Lama October 15, at 4: Maureen marked it as to-read Dec 19, Some of what I ex-perienced during that time has helped elucidate for me much of what I feel concerning the transformation of silence into language and action.

That the speaking profits me, beyond any other effect. Death, on the other hand, is the final silence. Women of Color Press, the first U.

Many people from different genders are afraid to speak up because of what may happen to them if they do. Fear seems to be such a dominant thing.


Of what had I ever been afraid? This also goes for Rosa Parks, and many other leaders throughout history. I feel as though this section is an example of anti-racism racism.

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Transformatiion primarily for us all, it is necessary to teach by living and speaking those truths which we believe and know beyond understanding. Nathalie Li October 16, at 1: We can learn to work and speak when we are afraid in the same way we have learned to work and speak when we are tired.

I was going to die, if not sooner then later, whether or not I had ever spoken myself. The transformation of silence into language and action is something that we are struggling to do because of our fear and society awareness.

Makes me really appreciate all the different outlets we have today to get our words across.

The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action by Audre Lorde

Rosamaria Noel marked it as to-read Aug 02, Leave a comment on block 6. Goodreads xnd you keep track of books you want to read. It is very good for establishing perspective. 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. Fear that if we acknowledge the injustice we will have to do something about it.