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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The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action

Channing marked it as to-read May 31, But we are being the slave of of a crime that we have not committed. Amanda marked it as to-read Mar 09, Speaking up against the people in power led to deaths for many, and as normal humans, we fear death and pain.

Leave a comment on block 7. Sonia Allison added it Apr 26, Fear of the light that may be shone on our own lives if auvre to closely examine it. By remaining silent no one could truly know the struggle at hand.

March 30, at In fact, it is completely wrong how women so desperately want equality, but exclude men. Cecilia Majzoub marked it as to-read Aug 19, Audre Lorde is a revolutionary Black feminist. That commercial pretty much puts most of all the responsibilities of life on the woman and is really messed up.

The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action by Audre Lorde

Nathalie Li October 16, at 2: 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. Your words could help another who is afraid to speak, and that could start a chain reaction, its just up to you to start it.


I think that the regret of silence the author is talking about is much larger than just her own individual silence. The fact that we are here audree that I speak these words is an at-tempt to break that silence and bridge some of those differences between us, for it is not difference which immobilizes us, but silence. Leave a comment on the whole O. Sailormouth Stay marked it as to-read Dec 17, It is very good for establishing perspective.

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Within those weeks of acute fear came the knowledge — within the war we are all waging with the forces of death, subtle and otherwise, conscious or not — I am not only a casualty, I am also a warrior. I can talk, I can share, but I don’t think that I feel free enough to speak up the way she did. Feb 23, Bookforum Magazine added it Shelves: I am standing here as a Black lesbian poet, and the meaning of all that waits upon the fact that I am still alive, and might not have been.

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

October 18, at 9: Katherine marked it as to-read Mar 11, Without sharing experiences, women cannot learn from each other, thus growth is static.

Her personal reflections on those that encourage her and gave her strength to fight for her life and identity reflect the steps on healing our society. During this time, she was politically active in civil rights, anti-war, and feminist movements.

There are seven principles of Kwanza, one for each day.

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What do you need to say? Sarah marked it as to-read Jan 01, Lorde makes a very powerful point on how silence is different when chosen opposed to when inflected.


Each of us is ov now because in one way or another we share inti commitment to language and to the power of language, and to the reclaiming of that language which has onto made to work against us. The fear of speaking up has been a problem time and time again but it is also an understandable fear in my opinion. Not as human beings. Crys marked it as to-read Dec 20, Between that telling and the actual surgery, there was a three-week period of the agony of an involuntary reorganization of my entire life.

Sarah marked it as to-read Jul 20, Want to Languagw Currently Reading Read. Today is the third day of K wanza, and the principle for today is Ujima — col-lective work and responsibility — the decision to build and maintain ourselves and our communities together and to recognize and solve our problems together. Previous page Next page.

I think that over time, some lantuage from difference races stopped speaking up because they were scared about what could happen to them, while others decided to speak their minds and make a change. Makes me really appreciate all the different outlets we have today to get our words across.

Feb 11, Fiana rated it it was amazing.

The idea of speaking even at the risk of having it bruised has always been a very powerful tool in our nation, especially for black people trying to be heard.

Calley rated it it was aydre Apr 13,