Writers are frequently asked why they wrote their first book. A more interesting answer might come from asking them why they wrote their second one.
I don’t do the media because of ‘Woo-woo, Julia Butterfly,’ as I call it. I’m not into promoting me. I’m into talking about why I’ve done what I’ve done, why I continue to do this work and why other people should care.
Your silence will not protect you.
Black women are programmed to define ourselves within this male attention and to compete with each other for it rather than to recognize and move upon our common interests.
You have your identity when you find out, not what you can keep your mind on, but what you can’t keep your mind off.
When I use my strength in the service of my vision it makes no difference whether or not I am afraid.
But the true feminist deals out of a lesbian consciousness whether or not she ever sleeps with women.
Definition, rationality, and structure are ways of seeing, but they become prisons when they blank out other ways of seeing.
I don’t endorse products, only actions and beliefs.
It’s possible to take that as a personal metaphor and then multiply it to a people, a race, a sex, a time. If we can keep this thing going long enough, if we can survive and teach what we know, we’ll make it.