“For the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house. They may allow us to temporarily beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change. Racism and homophobia are real conditions of all our lives in this place and time. I urge each one of us here to reach down into that deep place of knowledge inside herself and touch that terror and loathing of any difference that lives here. See whose face it wears. Then the personal as the political can begin to illuminate all our choices.”
― Audre Lorde (Sister Outsider)
I have been practicing with the Rise Theater lately and it has brought up memories of old career goals and passions. Here is a reworking of a long post I wrote on FaceBook a few days ago:
(handout from a WRAP workshop I took recently)
I've started an online mental health newsletter and the first issue is out! If you sign up here, then you will also get a free PDF that I wrote for a NAMI Family to Family class with the top things I'd like supporters to know and some basic resources.
The Feminist Wire - The Magic and Fury of Audre Lorde: Feminist Praxis and Pedagogy
Lorde suggests that in order to stop the abuse, we must begin the dialogue. And we cannot accept some forms of violence and condemn others. In other words, we can’t fight against domestic violence and sexual abuse and do nothing about homophobia.
WRAP - A Season Of Wellness
The Guardian - A Journey Through A Land Of Extreme Poverty: Welcome to America