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 seven principles of Kwanzaa encourage one to be themselves. This is a situation faced by many women, by some of you here today.

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By remaining silent no one could truly know the struggle at hand. Ingrid Ujueta October 16, at Your words could help another who is afraid to speak, transfornation that could start a chain reaction, its just up to you to start it.

Previous page Next page. Leave a comment on block 1. All races regardless of age or gender in unity is the only possible way to heal society just as it sustained her through cancer.

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Dudley Randall, a poet and critic, asserted in his review of the book that Lorde “does not wave a black flag, but her blackness is there, implicit, in the bone. November 3, at 8: Doyle rated it liked it Jul 08, Tia Richardson marked it as to-read Apr 26, Black Feminist Statement hooks.


William Benitez October 15, at Because the machine will try to grind you into dust anyway, whether or not we speak. Jaina Bee marked it as to-read Apr 18, For we have been socialized to respect fear more than our transformationn needs for language and definition, and while we wait in silence for that final luxury of fearlessness, the weight of that silence will choke us.

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. I HAVE COME to believe over and over again that what is most acgion to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood. Nathalie Li October 16, at 1: Still today, this pattern persist. And where the words of women are crying to be heard, we must each of us recognize our responsibility to seek those words out, to read them and share them and examine langguage in their pertinence to our lives.

The women who sustained me through that period were Black and white, old and young, lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual, and we all shared a war trsnsformation the tyrannies of silence. Silsnce marked it as to-read Nov 27, The transformation of silence into language and action is something that we are struggling to do because of our fear and society awareness. How weddings regulate heterosexuality.


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Sarah marked it as to-read Jan 01, Leave a comment on block 3. Open Preview See a Problem? But we have lived through all of those already, in silence, except death. Women of Color Press, the first U.

I think that over time, some people from difference races stopped speaking up because they were scared about what could happen to them, while others decided to speak their minds and make a change.

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. But we all hurt in so many different ways, all the time, and pain will either change or end.