Image is a purple background with white and grey swirls at the top. A picture of Audre Lorde, smiling yet looking contemplative, is on the lower. The Uses of Anger has 10 ratings and 0 reviews: Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde Eloquent Rage by Brittney Cooper When Chickenheads Come Home to. 1 quote from The Uses of Anger: Women Responding to Racism: ‘What woman here is so enamored of her own oppression that she cannot see her heelprint.

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Anger she thus reframes as a source of power, energy, and knowledge. However, like Sekhmet, Kali’s rampaging soon got out of control and she was destroying everything in sight.

Women Responding to Racism by Audre Lorde. Marissa marked it as to-read Dec 19, We have oppressed our sisters directly and indirectly, intentionally and unintentionally. Sekhmet was known by some as the ‘lady of terror’ because of the terrifying way that angef rampaged through the fields with her unquenchable lust for human blood. Poetry Is Not a Luxury.


It was said that for her friends, she could avert plagues and cure diseases. They were fighting evil and injustice, for goddess sake! Here again, is Lorde: Some Notes on Barriers to Women and Loving. View the Lesson Plans. Sam marked usses as to-read Dec 13, They knew that in order to defeat these forces, they needed to work with their anger.

Dudley Randall, a poet and critic, asserted in his review of the book that Lorde “does not wave a black flag, but her blackness is there, implicit, in the bone.

Rad Reading: “The Uses of Anger: Women Responding to Racism” by Audre Lorde

Every woman has a well-stocked arsenal of anger. An Usds Disease in Blackface. I write to burn down and destroy what is no longer working, so that more love, truth and justice can be experienced by us all. It is particularly noteworthy for the poem “Martha”, in which Lorde poetically confirms her homosexuality: Focused with precision it can become a powerful source of energy serving progress and change.

The Uses of Anger Quotes by Audre Lorde

Lili rated it really liked it Apr 23, This is particularly important in the context of gender because the experiences of women vary radically across numerous dimensions of race, class, and identity. Image sourced from Magic Transistor.


Michael Lloyd-Billington rated it liked it Nov 06, Katie rated lode it was amazing Nov 22, Yet we, too, are oppressors. When she finally awoke, her bloodlust had dissipated and her rampaging ended. An Open Letter to Mary Daly.

More summaries and resources for teaching or studying Sister Outsider: And although she is a fierce destroyer, it is thought that the impetus behind her destruction is to make space for rebirth.

Why do I share these goddess stories?

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Any discussion among women about racism must include the recognition and use of anger. Yes, I am angry.

Lorde was State Poet of New York from to Off creation story in the Devi Mahatmya is described as follows:. No trivia or quizzes yet. Books by Audre Lorde. I share this last part to remind us that the goddesses, like us, are complex and multidimensional.