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von The Phoenix and Olive Branch

Things I Love About Being a Millennial

Community and solidarity are important. Remember, you don't have to erase people's differences to build community.

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"If you don't define yourself, then you will be crushed into other people's fantasies of you and eaten alive." - Audre Lorde

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von BuzzFeed

25 Famous Quotes That Will Make You Even Prouder To Be A Feminist

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For #blackhistorymonth, we would like to recognize Audre Lorde, a Black feminist leader. In our work at the Amara Legal Center, we look at our clients' lives through an intersectional lens like Lorde prescribes, realizing the impacts of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, etc. on their experiences.

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When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak. - Audre Lorde #quotes

A good quote for life as well as for improv and acting and art of all mediums (although what is life if not an art) . . . . “We have been raised to fear the yes in ourselves.” —Audre Lorde

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Someone I look up to shared this Audre Lorde quote this week & it was exactly what I needed. It's overwhelming to see the scope of how deep systemic oppression runs in this country. It's tempting to quit trying, quit knowing just how terrible things are. It doesn't work though - it's much better to 'write fire until it's every breath you breathe' to know you've tried the best you can. Here's to all you meteors, trying & fighting.