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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. “Every woman has a well-stocked arsenal of anger,” says Audre Lorde in The Uses of Anger, her keynote talk at the National Women’s. On Audre Lorde and the uses of anger, Part I. By Beth & Laurian. How do we have “intersectional” conversations about state violence, gender, class, sexuality, .

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I think it is so hard to tease out how racism workshow experiences of racism are complex, woven as they are with all the aspects of self and community that shape us.

On Audre Lorde and the uses of anger, Part I – E N V I S I O N

Though she destroys, she also creates. These goddesses are devouring in nature. How do we acknowledge and support the anger of others in healthy and constructive ways? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. And I have been thinking about the Dark Goddess and her role in the cycles annger spiritual death and rebirth. Kali is the goddess of creation and destruction. I now have a Patreon page! As I quoted Audre Lorde saying above – my response to racism is anger.

When it becomes bloodlust. It must be direct and creative, because it is crucial. But I know it’s important to keep returning to this question: This is similar to how people feel corralled by race.

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What would it mean to rethink collectivity not in terms of optimism but through the affirming and productive power of anger and other ugly feelings? But these are the same people who would soothe the hurts of racial tokenism, gender discrimination, and fat-hatred. She is not mine to claim as my own. She was the patron of physicians and healers, and her priests became known as skilled doctors. Jaina Bee marked it as to-read Apr 18, Anger, for her, is an understandable response to racism and being silenced and must be listened to.

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

They were fighting evil and injustice, for goddess sake! Audre Lorde is a revolutionary Black feminist.

My writing is direct, fierce and activating. Do you love my work and want to kf my writing? To use it purposefully and unapologetically.

Lorde argues this anger is a strength, that it has powerful, transformative uses.

But this is the thing about doing this work. This does NOT mean black women and women of colour tone-policing themselves, tamping down on their righteous anger or conforming with white supremacist standards of being ‘nice’.

The Uses of Anger: Women Responding to Racism

And I ask that when you interact in my online spaces, usfs try as often as possible to come from a place of service rather than destruction, too.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Now add in race and sexuality and I have days where I am not even sure how to BE. Kali’s creation story in the Devi Mahatmya is described as follows: So this is a tightrope I am always walking and a paradigm that I am always exploring: Read the full text HERE!


Any discussion among women about racism must include the recognition and use of anger. Krystal Lane marked it as to-read Feb 18, And I will call you and myself in when I feel our anger is not being of service, or when it feels like the bloodlust of our lorrde is doing unnecessary harm. Why do I share these goddess stories?

“The Uses of Anger” by Audre Lorde

Women Responding to Racism by Audre Lorde. And when I speak of change, I do not mean a simple switch of positions or a temporary lessening of tensions, nor the ability to olrde or feel good. I know there are people who feel this way; when all of it just feels so heavy.

It does feel heavy. Beauty, Femininity, and South Asian American Culture Temple UP,one of the first books to consider beauty and fashion as a point of entry into an examination of South Asian diasporic public cultures. I am angry with the spiritual white women who do deep work with their clients on the witch wound or patriarchal wounds, but do not even acknowledge the slave wound of the white supremacy wounds which therefore makes their work extremely white-centered, and negates the very real experiences of their community members who are black or people of colour.