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James Baldwin

Societies never know it, but the war of an artist with his society is a lover’s war, and he does, at his best, what lovers do, which is to reveal the beloved to himself and, with that revelation, to make freedom real. — James Baldwin, “The Creative Process,” Creative America. (The National Cultural Center /… Continue reading James Baldwin

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Safia Elhillo

i press my body to a man that i find beautiful      & sway to a song that knows us                i live forever with my feet in my grandmother’s lap &                                                        i live forever by the water with the sun spilled over me       remember me this way & when they come for me            play the song… Continue reading Safia Elhillo

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Audre Lorde

Don’t wait for inspiration. Remember. Do not wait for inspiration. You don’t need to be inspired, to write a poem. You need to reach down and touch the thing that’s boiling inside of you and make it somehow useful. –Audre Lorde, A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde (1995) Directed by… Continue reading Audre Lorde

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