When you dream, you dialogue with aspects of yourself that normally are not with you in the daytime and you discover that you know a great deal more than you thought you did.
Toni Cade Bambara (1939 - 1995)
Contributed by: Zaady
Writing is a legitimate way, an important way, to participate in the empowerment of the community that names me.
The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
My mother, religious-negro, proud of having waded through a storm, is, very obviously a sturdy bridge that I have crossed over on.
We have not been scuffling in this waste-howling wildness for the right to be stupid.
Revolution begins with the self, in the self.
Our lives preserved. How it was; and how it be. Passing it along in the relay. That is what I work to do: to produce stories that save our lives.
Take away the miseries and you take away some folks' reason for living.
Reappraise the past, re-evaluate where we've been, clarify where we are, and predict or anticipate where we are headed. . . .
The dream is real, my friends. The failure to realize it is the only reality.
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