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Paul W. Hankins @PaulWHankins
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"I give myself permission to be exactly who I am, where I am. I give myself permission to participate in the American dream. I am still learning, but I am starting to accept that this is the only permission I need" (@TheRestlessQuil 10). #ourvoicesourstories
"It let me understand myself as a child of God, including, not in spite of, who I was. And it made sure that no one else--not teachers, not painters, not the world--gets to draw the boundaries of where God's light reaches" (@LaAnnaMarie 16). #ourstoriesourvoices
"Never dismiss your own perspectives. Never question the validity of life in the margins" (@ByChristineDay). #ourstoriesourvoices. @debreese: This is a YA author to look for. Her essay"Unexpected Pursuits: Embracing My Indigeneity & Creativity" is part of @amyreedfiction's book.
"Our voices are our power. We must use them--and teach the generations after us to do the same. Together, all those voices can create an epic boom. Maybe even one that can take down a wall" (@sona_c 62). #ourstoriesourvoices
Taking a little break from @amyreedfiction's collection, OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES for the Friday evening dinner with family. Wanting to remember to be sure that this book goes into our building's library. I may have to replace my copy to make this happen. #ourstoriesourvoices
"Perhaps I can come to terms with the fact that although our country is fraught with racial tension and division to this day, there are people who eventually seek to acknowledge the wrongs of our past" (@brandycolbert 85). #ourstoriesourvoices
"I am a firm believer in #noregrets. . .I found myself growing as a debater, a fighter. I leveled up each time someone was sexist, racist, or a delightful combination of both. It adds another little plate to the armor I wear each day" (@maurenegoo 112). #ourstoriesourvoices
"When the man who unapologetically committed sexual assault was elected as president of the United States, I felt like half of my country had betrayed me. Half of my country had said to me and ever other survivor, 'So fucking what?'" (@writerstephanie 130). #ourstoriesourvoices
"Identity is a tricky thing when it's something that matters, when your conception of self is built around it, whether it's hidden or slapped onto your skin for people to comment on and react to" (@somaiyadaud 142). #ourstoriesourvoices
I've read (and shared out of) over half of @amyreedfiction's anthology of essays, OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES. I know readers who will want--will NEED--to see this book. You do too. #ourstoriesourvoices Now, back to the reading. And sharing.
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