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It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept... - Audre Lorde

It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept...

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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.

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The speaking will get easier and easier. And you will find you have fallen in love with your own vision, which you may never have realised you had. And you will lose some friends and lovers and realise you don't miss them. And new ones will find you and cherish you. And at last, you'll know with surpassing certainty that only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking.

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Each time you love, love as deeply as if it were forever. - Audre Lorde

Each time you love, love as deeply as if it were forever.

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Unless one lives and loves in the trenches, it is difficult to remember that the war against dehumanisation is ceaseless.

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There are many kinds of open. . . Love is a word, another kind of open. . . Take my word for jewel in your open light.

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We're supposed to see universal love as heterosexual. What I insist upon in my work is that there is no such thing as universal love in literature.

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...and that visibility which makes us most vulnerable is that which also is the source of our greatest strength.

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Once we recognise what it is we are feeling, once we recognise we can feel deeply, love deeply, can feel joy, then we will demand that all parts of our lives produce that kind of joy.

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But the true feminist deals out of a lesbian consciousness whether or not she ever sleeps with women. - Audre Lorde

But the true feminist deals out of a lesbian consciousness whether or not she ever sleeps with women.

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Art is not living. It is the use of living. - Audre Lorde

Art is not living. It is the use of living.

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I am deliberate and afraid of nothing. - Audre Lorde

I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.

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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.

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I am my best work - a series of road maps, reports, recipes, doodles, and prayers from the front lines. - Audre Lorde

I am my best work - a series of road maps, reports, recipes, doodles, and prayers from the front lines.

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I realize that if I wait until I am no longer afraid to act, write, speak, be, I'll be sending messages on a Ouija board, cryptic complaints from the other side

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It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.

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Our visions begin with our desires. - Audre Lorde

Our visions begin with our desires.

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Life is very short and what we have to do must be done in the now. - Audre Lorde

Life is very short and what we have to do must be done in the now.

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To face the realities of our lives is not a reason for despair-despair is a tool of your enemies. Facing the realities of our lives gives us motivation for action. For you are not powerless... You know why the hard questions must be asked. It is not altruism, it is self-preservation-survival.

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Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.

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