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saaretsays: “Beware all the hatred you stored up inside you, and the locks on your tender places.” Audre Lorde

_reallyjae: The poem was A Litany For Survival by Audre Lorde for context

tamaranopper: Discussing a possible biography, Audre Lorde told her partner Gloria Joseph, "Don’t mythologize me."

casslikesapples: audre lorde's poetry goes so hard but every time i try properly analysing it i just kind of go "haha oppression bad sneaky words pretty lady smart sad"

blkplaywright: Pain is important: how we evade it, how we succumb to it, how we deal with it, how we transcend it. — Audre Lorde

survivorscholar: I had a great time writing “Another Letter Long Delayed” with Kristie Dotson. We toyed with different concepts to capture reductive inclusions. We rooted in Audre Lorde. And we produced a stellar article, if I do say so myself. Check it out:

Robert76907841: "The title of Dismantlings is a direct reference to Audre Lorde, and each chapter considers one of this term’s seven forms of appearance:"

p_communityhub: I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own. Audre lorde

alexa_lionnnn: What version of me will survive all these liberations? - Audre lorde

parisreview: “If anyone had taught Audre Lorde, Sonia Sanchez, or Nikki Giovanni in my college literature classes, I might have begun in a different place.” —Claudia Rankine

sunkisspoetry: Audre Lorde is one of my many spirit guides

ldaka: "Difference must be not merely tolerated, but seen as a fund of necessary polarities between which our creativity can spark like a dialectic.”- Audre Lorde

safeeyiah: "I want to live my life, however long or short, with as much sweetness as I can decently manage, loving all the people I love, and doing as much as I can of the work I still have to do." - Audre Lorde

huzaifazoom: But hope is counter-revolutionary - Audre Lorde

ojalart: “If anyone had taught Audre Lorde, Sonia Sanchez, or Nikki Giovanni in my college literature classes, I might have begun in a different place.” —Claudia Rankine

tamaranopper: “Adrienne Rich kept notes on Assata’s case in her archives. June Jordan read in 1977 at a benefit for Assata alongside Jayne Cortez. Audre Lorde kept a poem written by Assata in her archives, and in turn wrote the 1977 poem ‘For Assata’…” — Conor Tomás Reed

tamaranopper: As people think about abolition and the university might be useful, if haven’t, to study the writings of Audre Lorde, Toni Cade Bambara, June Jordan, and Adrienne Rich on their time working at CUNY in the SEEK program. Critical reflections on what higher ed is and what it can be.

lunaquarterly: How can we use each other's differences in our common battles for a livable future? - Audre Lorde

tamaranopper: Audre Lorde discussed with her partner Gloria Joseph the possibility of a biography. As Lorde requested, “Leave a story of who I am in all my complexities and to make the quality of my life so irresistible that other people will share my visions. Don’t mythologize me.”

gabiself: a choice of pains. that's what living was all about. - 'zami: a new spelling of my name', audre lorde

SILAK_SILAB: “Your silence will not protect you.” - Audre Lorde Are you ready to break the silence? Let’s end the stigma together with our resource speaker, Ms. Antonette Acupinpin--a writer and survivor, with the belief that empowered children can empower the community. (1/2)

TaylorByas3: “What name shall we call ourselves now / our mother is gone?” —“Harriet” from Audre Lorde’s THE BLACK UNICORN

Smokie45085928: Each time you love, love as deeply as if it were forever - only, nothing is eternal. Audre Lorde NIKKITAMBOLI HITS 3M IGFAM

thedeborah__: Audre Lorde, one of my icons, said that she often fell into the habit of rewriting her poems even after they were published. This led to a situation where the same poem had variants across different platforms. It was a habit she grew out of later.

poclitbot: I am black because I come from the earth's inside Take my word for jewel in your open light. Audre Lorde, Coal

CoachGrinder: “Next time, ask: What’s the worst that will happen? Then push yourself a little further than you dare.” ― Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider

chichipasi: "When I dare to be powerful - to use my strength in the service of my vision- then it becomes less and less important whether I'm afraid." - Audre Lorde

NaikManjariManu: “When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” —Audre Lorde KING OF HEARTS PRATIK

melabanowski: “Next time, ask: What’s the worst that will happen? Then push yourself a little further than you dare.” -- Audre Lorde

AsiyaMiya: "The fact that we are here and that I speak these words is an attempt to break that silence and bridge some of those differences between us, for it is not difference which immobilizes us, but silence. And there are so many silences to be broken." Audre Lorde

radical_carib: How Audre Lorde Weathered the Storm

tamaranopper: I am working on opening remarks about a book examining neoliberalism. I will begin with Audre Lorde.

lilgaybird: I definitely knew the specific Audre Lorde essay I was referring to was not called that. "The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action"* A fundamental piece to my life.

poclitbot: seeking a now that can breed futures like bread in our children’s mouths so their dreams will not reflect the death of ours Audre Lorde, Litany for Survival

NesreenHussein: "Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare" (Audre Lorde) - reaffirming words on self-care as a radical act & a defence against a hostile culture. Important for us women who have to operate in discriminatory systems

RidaAkhtar_: in the university each of you will be deluged by opportunities to misname yourselves, to forget who you are. Make no mistake, you will be courted; nothing neutralizes creativity quicker than tokenism, that false sense of security fed by a myth of individual solutions Audre Lorde

CTYS_Youth: “There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle, because we do not live single lives.” Audre Lorde

mayascade: “i want to write down everything i know about being afraid, but i’d probably never have enough time to write anything else. afraid is a country where they issue us passports at birth and hope we never seek citizenship in any other country.” — audre lorde

queerlitbot: A choice of pains. That's what living was all about. Audre Lorde, Zami: A New Spelling of My Name

jas_sakkour: There is No Hierarchy of Oppressions - by Audre Lorde (Read by Lauren Lyons) - YouTube

AndresLP2: "If they cannot love and resist at the same time, they probably will not survive [...] This is what mothers teach - love, survival” -Audre Lorde

sammysimon92: “My silences had not protected me. Your silence will not protect you” -Audre Lorde

gabiself: a choice of pains. that's what living was all about. - 'zami: a new spelling of my name', audre lorde

communist_moon: “The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house. They may allow us temporarily to beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change.” ~Audre Lorde

zeushendrix: I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood. - Audre Lorde

emarbancastro: “There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.” Audre Lorde

nologos_: Nothing I accept about myself can be used against me to diminish me. audre lorde

mayascade: june jordan, alice walker, lucille clifton, and audre lorde singing together at the phillis wheatley poetry festival in 1973.

solitudinarianX: “When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” ― Audre Lorde

TranzFanon: Ideological development does not drop out the sky. Why do you think the kids only know watered down versions of Audre Lorde if the only place they see her work is in posters at the one org providing hormones? Bc actual radical orgs don't provide that shit for us ever.

raleighw00d: taking back what i said about the horny turn, y’all need an audre lorde book and therapy.

VFSYES: Out of my flesh that hungers and my mouth that knows comes the shape I am seeking for reason. The curve of your waiting body fits my waiting hand your flesh warm as sunlight your lips quick as young birds between your thighs the sweet sharp taste of limes. -Audre Lorde

nologos_: audre lorde is so powerful - more empowering and life-affirming than nietzsche, a nietzsche that got laid

Nova_sapatao: “I want to write rage but all that comes is sadness. We have been sad long enough to make this earth either weep or grow fertile.” -Audre Lorde

RicharLisa: “I want to live the rest of my life, however long or short, with as much sweetness as I can decently manage, loving all the people I love, and doing as much as I can of the work I still have to do." -Audre Lorde

Sylvaticaa: "Sometimes we are blessed with being able to choose the time, and the arena, and the manner of our revolution, but more usually, we must do battle where we are standing." – Audre Lorde

annoyedblife: My silences had not protected me Your silence will not protect you - Audre Lorde

artemisinfurs: "I want to live the rest of my life, however long or short, with as much sweetness as I can decently manage, loving all the people I love, and doing as much as I can of the work I still have to do." — Audre Lorde, from “A Burst of Light: Living with Cancer”

danideboulay: “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” - Audre Lorde

dykearchive: the first one I encountered was Pat Parker in a letter to Audre Lorde, and it helped me so much to find that message.

PwaniCoven: “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” Audre Lorde

TaraSkurtu: “When I dare to be powerful—to use my strength in the service of my vision—then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid” —Audre Lorde

queerlitbot: Sometimes we are blessed with being able to choose the time, and the arena, and the manner of our revolution, but more usually we must do battle where we are standing. Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches

BumpAhead: “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” Audre Lorde

LAContests: but as your body moves under my hands charged and waiting we cut the leash you create me against your thighs hilly with images moving through our word countries my body writes into your flesh the poem you make of me. Audre Lorde, Recreation

cbrazas: how many audre lorde tattoos is too many? ask for a friend who is me.

queerlitbot: I cried to think of how lucky we both were to have found each other, since it was clear that we were the only ones in the world who could understand what we understood in the instantaneous manner in which we understood it Audre Lorde, Zami: A New Spelling of My Name

queerlitbot: I remember how being young and Black and gay and lonely felt. A lot of it was fine, feeling I had the truth and the light and the key, but a lot of it was purely hell. Audre Lorde, Zami: A New Spelling of My Name

Reakash: Audre, always.

Thejasongarner: “This is my life. Each hour is a possibility not to be banked. These days are not a preparation for living, some necessary but essentially extraneous divergence from the main course of my living. They are my life.” - Audre Lorde

wcchen: Mandeville 7:33AM Your silence will not protect you. - Audre Lorde

jgiannantonio: "When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less & less important whether I am afraid." - Audre Lorde

metroflora: my irl linked audre lorde 2 days ago n I’ve been feeling kinda womanist since

GilmoreJNurse: One thing I’ve learnt since returning to Ireland is that robust challenge is not appreciated - even in academic communities People prefer silence or distance Audre Lorde taught me that silence is complicity and will not protect you

colocha_rachel: I’ve been working through the Selected Works of Audre Lorde collected by Roxane Gay for the last few weeks and I just finished it this afternoon. What an incredible collection and also, I never know what to read after Lorde.

colocha_rachel: I have a bunch of unread and due-to-be-reread stuff around the house but nothing follows Audre Lorde well. You just have to let her work breathe before you start the next thing.

heymrsbond: Doing some work this afternoon and spending time with Audre Lorde to help my AP Lit students contextualize Jasmine Mans’s Black Girl, Call Home and TEWWG. Lorde is so revolutionary and so damn good.

bessy_xyz: “Is it my manner that keeps her from hearing, or the message that her life may change?” Audre Lorde

johnastoehr: Love this from Audre Lorde: "I have no creative use for guilt, yours or mine. Guilt is only another way of avoiding informed action, of buying time out of the pressing need to make clear choices, out of the approaching storm that can feed the earth and bend the trees."

rook_ragnar: When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid. -- Audre Lorde

jhonrocelof: “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” — Audre Lorde Sheena B InMagpasikat

larrybobsf: Video: The Poetry Center Presents Pat Parker and Audre Lorde reading at the Women's Building in San Francisco in 1986.

BtsLalakng: “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” — Audre Lorde Sheena B InMagpasikat

PriyaMauritius: 104. “Nothing I accept about myself can be used against me to diminish me.” — Audre Lorde RISING PHOENIX TEJASSWI

anandam_dev: I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” —Audre Lorde, writer RISING PHOENIX TEJASSWI

ShaRown_VII: “The love expressed between women is particular and powerful, because we have had to love in order to live; love has been our survival” ~Audre Lorde

heather15558796: Watch "Audre Lorde Interview (1982)" on YouTube

Tamkara: Audre Lorde already told us: “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House”

Aeshani4: “Nothing I accept about myself can be used against me to diminish me.” — Audre Lorde RISING PHOENIX TEJASSWI

poclitbot: I the total black, being spoken From the earth's inside. There are many kinds of open. Audre Lorde, Coal

politicalfeel: We are Political Feelings Collective - we aim to critically explore “feelings” politically. Currently translating Audre Lorde's “Cancer Journals+4 essays from Sister Outsider” & “How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective”, ed. by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor.

poikiliaproject: Yesterday, November 25, was also International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Every woman deserves to live and move without fear of violence carried out against them. Read Mary Wollstonecraft, Ida B Wells, bell hooks, Sojourner Truth, and Audre Lorde today!

jammin_w: I believe this is an Audre Lorde quote: “Coalition-building is not easy. You don’t make coalition because you like those in the coalition. You make coalition because none of us are going to triumph alone.”

AnitaMogere: Finna get myself a book by audre lorde or bell hooks for Christmas.

SignFiat: “When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” —Audre Lorde

supasuga: "Some women wait for themselves Around the next corner And call the empty spot peace But the opposite of living Is only not living And the stars do not care. Some women wait for something To change and nothing Does change So they change Themselves." - Audre Lorde

MlMtime: May I never lose that terror that keeps me brave. Audre Lorde via Quotemadness

KPutuma: "I have this feeling so often of fluidity and swiftness as well as the variability of happenings" — Audre Lorde Sister Love: The Letters of Audre Lorde and Pat Parker 1974-1989

KPutuma: "Beware the terror of not producing. Beware the urge to justify your decision." — Audre Lorde Sister Love: The Letters of Audre Lorde and Pat Parker 1974-1989

laflacasucia: So I had some friends as dinner guests and gave them books by Audre Lorde and Lisa See. I hope they like the books. I haven’t read Lorde myself and I want to dive in… I just wish I could read like before. Does anyone have advice for a forlorn former reader with ptsd?



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