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On the uses of anger, #AudreLorde 1981: “Anger expressed and translated into action in the service of our vision and our future is a liberating and strengthening act of clarification”
“for it is in the painful process of this translation that we identify who are our allies with whom we have grave differences, and who are our genuine enemies.”
“If I participate, knowingly or otherwise, in my sister's oppression and she calls me on it, to answer her anger with my own only blankets the substance of our exchange with reaction.”
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🧵 To conclude our celebration of #AudreLorde’s 87th birthday we are now tweeting excerpts about her #livedexperience with and politics on metastatic #breastcancer fom “A Burst of Light” (1988). #bcsm #bccww #histmed #twitterstorians #BlackHistoryMonth #lgbthistory
“A Burst of Light: Living with Cancer"
The year I became fifty felt like a great coming together for me. I was very proud of having made it for half a century, and in my own style. “Time for a change,” I thought, “I wonder how I’m going to live the next half.”
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“I am going to write fire until it comes out my ears, my eyes, my noseholes — everywhere. Until it’s every breath I breathe. I’m going to go out like a fucking meteor!” Audre Lorde (Feb. 18, 1934 - Nov. 17, 1992)

Happy Born Day #AudreLorde

📷 Penguin Classics
“No woman is responsible for altering the psyche of her oppressor, even when that psyche is embodied in another woman,” Audre Lorde, Uses of Anger: Women Responding to Racism.

Happy Born Fay, Audre Lorde: Feb.28, 1934 in Harlem. Black and white photo of Audre Lorde smiling slightly and lo
“Women of colour in america have grown up within a symphony of anger,at being silenced, at being unchosen,at knowing that when we survive, it is in spite of a world that takes for granted our lack of humanness,and which hates our very existence outside of its service” #AudreLorde Text as in tweet
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🧵#ODT in 1934 #AudreLorde was born. To celebrate the 87th birthday of the great “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet”, we are going to tweet excerpts on her cancer #livedexperience & politics from The Cancer Journals (1980) and A Burst of Light (1988) #histmed #bcsm #bccww
"The Cancer Journals"

“Each woman responds to the crisis that breast cancer brings to her life out of a whole pattern, which is the design of who she is and how her life has been lived. The weave of her every day existence is the training ground for how she handles crisis.
Some women obscure their painful feelings surrounding mastectomy with a blanket of business-as-usual, thus keeping those feelings forever under cover, but expressed elsewhere.
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1/ Four years ago I wrote on #BlackLivesMatter by putting its ideals into conversation with our greatest thinkers: #IdaBWells #MartinLutherKingJr
#FrederickDouglass #AnnaJuliaCooper #AudreLorde #JamesBaldwin #Langston Hughes #ZoraNealeHurston…
2/ My ambition was to honor our cherished tradition of black intellectual work and approach the movement by putting its ideals into conversation with some of our greatest thinkers and writers
3/ Chapter 1 sets the stage with Douglass and Wells grappling with what it means for blacks to find a meaningful place in a young #democratic nation founded on #4racialbondage and murder
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A quick thread on all the work we produced through January at the @project_polis with @kiccovich
Jamel - Where Right-wing Extremism and Resistance Meet - by @kaqibb via @project_polis
Young, bold and queer: India's LGBTQIA+ young generation fighting for their rights - via @project_polis Text by: Maria Tavernini

Photos by: Andrea de Franciscis
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We lost my mentor, #AudreLorde, OTD in 1992. She would be 85 now.
I wrote this piece about our first meeting, our first dance and how she changed my young life and propelled me forward. She was extraordinary and the blessing of knowing her remains with me.…
Audre Lorde remains one of our most treasured lesbian feminist icons. I will forever be grateful to her for her friendship and mentoring.
"I am listening to what fear teaches. I will never be gone. I am a scar, a report from the frontlines, a talisman, a resurrection. A rough place on the chin of complacency." --Audre Lorde…
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There is no denying that history has been dominated by stories about men, and by men, and this winter, we’re shining a (candle)light on women and their stories. A rectangular stand holds a collection of different sized candles in front of a tapestry decorated with embroidered leaves
This autumn sees the centenary of two political milestones in the fight for gender equality – the election of the first female Member of Parliament, Nancy Astor, and the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act. Nancy Astor stands surrounded by a crowd of men
To mark this centenary, we turn to one of the most important modernist authors – #VirginiaWoolf – and her seminal works, A Room of One’s Own and Three Guineas: A portrait of Virginia Woolf looking to one side
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It's #InternationalLesbianDay!
Here is a thread on iconic lesbians in history, past and present.
I hope you will show your allyship by reading and sharing. 📌

#Lesbians have been with us for centuries.
This sweet couple was photographed in 1907.

19th c lesbians lived together in what were called #BostonMarriages.
Some (straight) historians have tried to de-gay them and erase their lesbian sexuality, agency and history. But they were still lesbians.

Democratic women have long been in the forefront of radical change in America.
#DrAliceHamilton was a physician, scientist, social reformer & #lesbian. Her work created #OSHA. Hamiliton focused on the health of #immigrant women.

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Husband of musical queen @Beyonce & multimillionaire who gentrified his own hood using #EminentDomain #BarclaysCenter tells others #NipseyHussle was doin the same 2 #Crenshaw & crowd goes wild 🤦🏾‍♂️ I really thought I’d be spending my Sunday differently.
#GentrifyYourHood #JayZ /1
1st the source: A/b 7 yrs ago I 1st saw the documentary #BattleForBrooklyn which talked a/b #JayZ & #Beyonce's role in supporting the Brooklyn Nets #BarclaysCenter I dont think I've been able to fully 4give them 4 it, then again neither has apologized. /2
Gentrification isnt simply “neighborhood improvement” but is SYSTEMIC use of private forces & PUBLIC POLICY 2 forcibly displace low-income & vulnerable residents/biz owners from land & replace them w/more affluent ppl/uses to generate capital returns. Just ✔️ the root word. /3
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