Politics

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Maya Angelou – Still I Rise

Am I optimistic? Not in the slightest.
Am I going to quit? Not on your fucking life.

Derrick Jensen

To create means to connect. It is to abolish the gap between the body, the mind, and the soul, between science and art, between fiction and non-fiction.

Nawal El Saadawi

I myself have never able to find out precisely what a feminist is. I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.

Rebecca West

Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.

Audre Lorde

Feminism, for decades of neoliberalism, has been a feminism of the Hilary Clintons and the Sheryl Sandbergs, which is basically breaking the glass ceiling while the vast majority of women are in the basement cleaning up the glass.

Tithi Bhattacharya

My name is Harvey Milk and I am here to recruit you.

Harvey Milk

You have to simply start making your work, and go public with your work, then raise the stakes, and do it again.

Jessica Abel

Go on and do your work. Do it well. It is all you can do.

Ursula K. Le Guin