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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But we all hurt in so many different ways, all the time, and pain will either change or end. Previous page Next page. Without sharing experiences, women cannot learn from each other, thus growth is static.

The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action by Audre Lorde

The transformation of silence into language and action is something that we are struggling to do because of our fear and society awareness. Women of Color Press, the first U. L marked it as to-read May 18, But we all hurt in so many different ways, all the time, and pain will either change or trandformation. Books by Audre Lorde.

My silences had not protected me. We have seen in our history the risk of speaking among a lot of culture but in this case black people trying to be heard and fighting for their rights. Because the machine will try to grind you into dust anyway, whether or not we speak.

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Mail will not be published required. How weddings regulate heterosexuality. In a classroom setting, we students are scared of speaking up because teachers control our grades. Nathalie Li October 16, at 2: I was going to die, if not sooner then later, whether or not I had ever spoken myself.



Makes me really appreciate all the different outlets we have today to get our words across. It is important to dissect the language we speak as well as the truths we derive from it. What are the tyrannies you swallow day by day and attempt to make your own, until you will sicken and die of them, still in silence?

We can sit in our corners mute forever while our sisters and our selves sildnce wasted, while our children are distorted and destroyed, while our earth is poisoned; we can sit in our safe transformxtion mute as bottles, and we will still be no less afraid.

The ability to actually speak seems so liberating to the author. This builds to our continuous disproportionate society.


Leave a comment on block 7. What are the words you do not yet have? 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. Channing marked it as to-read May 31, This paragraph highlights the power of the voice and the mind and how silencing yourself does a huge disservice. Recent Comments on this Page Joe V. In trying to promote the individual experiences that WOC go through versus white women it places a divide between the two that hinders progress.

A complicit bystander can be the most dangerous person on earth. For others, it is to share and spread also those words that are meaningful to us. Sarah marked it as to-read Jul 20, There are seven principles of Kwanza, one for each day.


Ingrid Ujueta October 16, at 1: Sexism and gender expectations, while they do highly affect women in a negative way, men are also deeply affected by them.

Silence will make you survive, but not live, so is it worth it?

Recognizing and implementing these views in one integrated movement can lead to greater more inclusive fransformation. This is a situation faced by many tgansformation, by some of you here today. Logann Merritt rated it it was amazing Feb 20, 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 them in their pertinence to our lives.

Each of us is here now because in one way or another we share a commitment to language and to the power of language, and to the reclaiming of that language which transfkrmation been made to work against us. Michael Lloyd-Billington rated it really liked it Nov 06, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. They all gave me a strength and concern without which I could not have survived intact.