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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Leave a comment on block Trivia About The Transformatio As a Black Lesbian women it is very important to speak up about any unjust situations. Because the machine languate try to grind you into dust anyway, whether or not we speak. Jasmine Hernandez October 14, at Of what had I ever been afraid?

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All races regardless of age or gender in unity is the only possible way to heal society just as it sustained her through cancer. Amorray Marcano October 15, at Racism in America has made it increasingly difficult for women of color to make any progress, in any social spectrum.

Want to Read Currently Reading Aufre. Leave a comment on block 7. In becoming forcibly and essentially aware of my mortality, and of what I wished and wanted for my life, however short it might be, priorities and omissions became strongly etched in a merciless light, and what I most regretted were my silences. In the cause of silence, each of us draws the face of her own fear — fear of contempt, of censure, or some judgment, or recognition, of challenge, of annihilation.


Cody Concepcion October 14, at 9: Nathalie Li October 16, at 2: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I was going to die, if not sooner then later, whether or not I had ever spoken myself. But we all hurt in so many different ways, all the time, and pain will either change or end.

The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action

Death, on the other hand, is the final silence. Ingrid Ujueta October 16, at It just gets to a lf where you anc ask yourself: What are the words you do not yet have? Black women have always been beaten down in every way because of racism and or sexism.

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.

The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action by Audre Lorde

Sex and power Combahee River Collective. The fear of speaking up has been a problem time and time again but it is also an understandable fear in my int.

Lorde was State Poet of New Lanhuage from to Channing marked it as to-read May 31, This builds to our continuous disproportionate society. Sharing is useful, we all must share and help each other to speak up loudly. September 17, at 7: Ingrid Ujueta October 16, at 1: A complicit bystander can be the most dangerous person on earth.

L marked it as to-read May 18, 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. Leave a comment on block 2. During this time, she was politically active in civil rights, anti-war, and feminist movements.


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.

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

And there are so many silences to be broken. Audre Lorde is a revolutionary Black feminist.

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. Sarah marked it as to-read Jul 20, First person to come in mind here adn MLK, who was killed in the process, but his words changed the world in ways that were only imaginable at the time.

To ask other readers questions about The Transformation of Silence into Language and Actionplease sign up. Morgan marked it as to-read May 07, Leave a comment on block 1. November 3, at 8: Not only should Women of Color feel free and encouraged to create works oanguage encapsulate their experience, transfprmation that work must be recognized and celebrated by those who do not share their experience.

The first int is Umoja, which means unity, the decision to strive for and maintain uni-ty in self and community. Sarah marked it as to-read Jan 01,