I get pulled into stories of moving fast, making everyine else happy and end of self sacrificing myself for others. #nottoday Audre Lorde is BAE. “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” -Audre Lorde
"we have been socialized to respect fear more than our own needs for language and definition, and while we wait in silence for that final luxury of fearlessness, the weight of silence will choke us... it is not difference which immobilizes us, but silence. And there are so many silences to be broken." #audrelorde
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
••• My latest video is out now! It’s my Fall 2017 Book Haul! You can check out that video and my other videos at youtube.com/AhtiyaL --> link in bio! 😉🤗 •••
Head to link in bio for a piece from @grrrrlafraid pairing the #MajorArcana with #books ! 👆🏽 🔮📚 #Repost @wellreadblackgirl (@get_repost)
"The world of sci-fi pioneer Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower mirrors that of the Tower. Amid the dystopian landscape of Butler’s forever timely narrative, her teen protagonist Lauren envisions something new, something better, than the chaotic present she inhabits. Against the backdrop of the rubble that surrounds her, she builds something new, a revolution rooted in hope and her will to survive." 🔮💕 Head to Signature Reads to check out our online editor @grrrrlafraid's tarot inspired reading list feat. Audre Lorde, Morgan Parker, Jessica B. Harris, and more! 📖 🖋 #WellReadBlackGirl#WRBG#RecommendedReading
Women of Nashville:Come join our intro evening on Wednesday 9/27 and get a taste of WomanSpeak. WomanSpeak is a regular gathering where women learn the art and soul of public speaking.
A Women's Circle where you feel so deeply celebrated that the freedom to share your voice inevitably emerges with grace and without having to force your way through anything.
Imagine being part of a women's group where you are supported and celebrated so deeply that your soul's message is magnetized out of you.
A safe community where you learn what it’s like to feel free to tap into your deepest wisdom and inner knowing.
And where you develop the courage and confidence to speak up anywhere in your life – in front of audiences, in work meetings, at dinner parties, in all of your relationships!
I'll be leading a WomanSpeak Circle right here in Nashville!
If you have a desire to be in community with women where you get to feel seen, supported and celebrated and where you discover the full freedom to share your voice on stage and anywhere in your life, I would love to invite you to come get a taste of WomanSpeak.
Huge thanks to our friends @sahdsimone & @veredorganicbotanicals for sharing their warm wisdom to a sold-out audience of self-love seekers. When we take good care of ourselves, we are in a better position to care for others. Also love and thanks to @credobeauty Williamsburg for hosting us and @splendidspoonny for the refreshments. We look forward to welcoming you at our final Uplift event for 2017 next season, save the date- Saturday, December 2nd. #elevateyourself#theupliftproject#audrelorde#selfcare
Legendary black, feminist, lesbian, socialist, warrior poet #AudreLorde always embraced her "outsider status" and always wore it like a badge of honour. But her life changed when she found the first lump in her breast, and she realized a new "outsider" status- one of mortality. Audre documents her fight with cancer and her new how facing her own mortality made her even more self-aware. We definitely recommend checking out this (and every) Audre Lorde book. #TheCancerJournals#Autobiography#ReadDisInstead