Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

This is one of my all time favorite feminist poems. After I separated from my abuser I got the words “Still, I Rise” tattooed on my right forearm. The comma is there to remind me of how much stronger I am when I remember to be still, and how–in stillness, I rise. For me, that […]

How to Silence a Woman: Retrieving Her Voice

HOW TO SILENCE A WOMAN: RETREIVING HER VOICE… –When someone says, “We’re saying the same thing.” Say, “We are not saying the same thing.” –When someone says, “Don’t question, just have faith.” Say, “I am questioning, vato, and I have supreme faith in what I think.” –When someone says, “Don’t defy my authority.” Say, “There […]

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