Alexis Pauline Gumbs on Audre Lorde

“The future deserves a present where our truths were spoken.” -Alexis Pauline Gumbs, on Audre Lorde Collage, featuring Audre Lorde, created by Alexis Pauline Gumbs.

Zora Neale Hurston

“If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.” ~ Zora Neale Hurston

Audre Lorde

“and when we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard nor welcomed but when we are silent we are still afraid. so it is better to speak remembering we were never meant to survive.” Quote from Audre Lorde’s poem, “Litany for Survival,” found in her book, The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde.

*** dance break***

The song, “Special Education,” featuring Goodie Mob, Janelle Monáe, and CeeLo Green gives us hip-hop at the intersections of dis/ability and Blackness. This jam is so slept on!

Assata Shakur

“It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and protect each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains.” From her book, Assata: An Autobiography.