I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.
Only by learning to live in harmony with your contradictions can you keep it all afloat.
When we create out of our experiences, as feminists of color, women of color, we have to develop those structures that will present and circulate our culture.
But the question is a matter of the survival and the teaching. That’s what our work comes down to. No matter where we key into it, it’s the same work, just different pieces of ourselves doing it.
There are no new ideas. There are only new ways of making them felt.
Part of the lesbian consciousness is an absolute recognition of the erotic within our lives and, taking that a step further, dealing with the erotic not only in sexual terms.
It’s a struggle but that’s why we exist, so that another generation of Lesbians of color will not have to invent themselves, or their history, all over again.
Each time you love, love as deeply as if it were forever.
The quality of light by which we scrutinize our lives has direct bearing upon the product which we live, and upon the changes which we hope to bring about through those lives.
Attend me, hold me in your muscular flowering arms, protect me from throwing any part of myself away.