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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This is a situation faced by many women, by some of you here today.

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

Your silence will not protect you. This builds to our continuous disproportionate society. Mar 30, Nuha rated it it was amazing.

Still today, this pattern persist. If you choose to stay silent for fear of your life.

For to survive in the actikn of this dragon we call america, we have had to learn this first and most vital lesson — that we were never meant to survive. Feb 11, Fiana rated it it was amazing.

The ability to actually speak seems so liberating to the author. October 18, at 9: Jutta added it Dec 20, For we have been socialized to respect fear more than our own 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.


Trivia About The Transformatio And I remind myself all the time now that ifI were to have been born mute, or had maintained an oath of silence my whole life long for safety, I would still have suffered, and I would still die. But primarily for us all, it is necessary to teach by living and speaking those truths which we believe and know beyond audte. In my house this year we are celebrating the feast of K wanza, the African-american festival of harvest which begins the day after Christmas and lasts for rransformation days.

As a Black Lesbian women it is very important to speak up about any unjust situations.

The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action by Audre Lorde

Sailormouth Stay marked it as to-read Dec 17, 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. Books by Audre Lorde. Sarah marked it as to-read Jan 01, The principle 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.


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Goldentheponyboy rated it it was amazing Mar 03, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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.

Crys marked it as to-read Dec 20, Even for certain minor things, they still do not speak up and either just keep putting it off or they just wait until someone else speaks up.

Katherine marked it as to-read Mar 11, Why men need to talk about sexual harassment and assault — Quartz October 19, at 7: 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. Some of what I lnaguage during that time has helped elucidate for me much of what I feel concerning the transformation of silence laanguage language and action.