"The survival of Black feminist intellectuals, which happens within or without the academy, is our intentional living with [...] with the knowledge that as Audre Lorde’s archival papers prove, she was denied medical leave..."
"...had to turn down prestigious fellowships (including the senior fellowship at Cornell) that required residency in places too cold for her to live during her fight against cancer."
"If Lorde’s proposal to teach in a way that allowed her to survive can be denied by the City University of New York, even as she was simultaneously selected as the NY State Poet Laureate, what does that teach us about the value of our bodies in spaces that tokenize our minds?" YO
"Universities keep huge endowments, money on reserve, because they are supposed to keep money. They will always tell you they cannot afford you. They will not spend their money to save the life of a Black feminist. Poet Laureate though she may be. Let us be clear."

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with Khadijah 🏡Rekia Aiyana Breonna Sandra🏡THEE Queen

Khadijah 🏡Rekia Aiyana Breonna Sandra🏡THEE Queen Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!