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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Not only should Women of Color feel free and encouraged to create works which encapsulate their experience, but that work must be recognized and celebrated by those who do not share their experience. Tia Richardson marked it as to-read Apr 26, Jasmine Hernandez October 14, at Jaina Bee marked it as to-read Apr 18, Death, on the other hand, is the final silence.

I can talk, I can share, but I don’t think that I feel free enough to speak up the way she did. Brian Uluocha October 16, at 2: Without sharing experiences, women cannot learn from each other, thus growth is static.

Audre Lorde is a revolutionary Black feminist. Cheryl marked it as to-read Sep 13, Nia Caprioli October 16, at A complicit bystander can be the most dangerous person on earth.


That we not hide behind the mockeries of separations that have been imposed upon us and which so often we accept as our own. To sit back, not be heard and allow yourself to sulk in your own oppression goes against the movement which black women have been advocating for. When you transfirmation near death, you regret all the things you have not said and not done. But for every real word spoken, for every attempt I had ever made to speak those truths for which I am still seeking, I had made contact with other women while we examined the words to fit a world in which we all believed, bridging our differences.

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

William Benitez October 15, at Skip to Content Skip to Table of Lotde wgs Language both hinders and allows for truths to be told and written. Previous page Next page. Your silence will not protect you. Rosamaria Noel marked it as to-read Aug 02, October 17, at The women who sustained me through that period were Black and white, old transformztion young, lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual, and we all shared a war against the tyrannies of silence.

Silence will make you survive, but not live, so is it worth it? But we all hurt in so many different ways, all the time, and pain will either change or end. All races regardless of age or gender in unity is the only possible way to heal society just as it sustained her through cancer. But primarily for us all, it is necessary to teach by living and speaking those truths which we believe and know beyond understanding.


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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. And remember the words of writer, feminist, and civil rights activist Audre Lorde: Lorde’s poetry was published very regularly during the s — in Langston Hughes’ New Negro Poets, USA; in several foreign anthologies; and in black literary magazines.

November 3, at 8: Black Feminist Statement hooks. Eva Zheng October 16, at In a classroom setting, we students are scared of speaking up because teachers control our grades.