Women

Worry is a way to pretend that you have knowledge or control over what you don't - and it surprises me, even in myself, how much we prefer ugly scenarios to the pure unknown.

Rebecca Solnit

Without community, there is no liberation.

Audre Lorde

If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.

Maya Angelou

We're doing repair and restoration to our imaginations. Because none of our communities have ever been perfect, right? We don't actually want to go back to anywhere. We want to reimagine and then say, 'What does it mean, what must we restore and make whole for us to actually get there?

Elandria Williams

Shuggie Bain will break your heart – and put the pieces back together again

Last night I went to Malmö City Library, to my first indoor cultural event since December 2019. And fittingly, wonderfully, it was Douglas Stuart, talking about Shuggie Bain. As I have written elsewhere, this book is astonishing, a tour de force of love and despair. Acclaimed by critics, loved by readers, translated into a slew […]

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

Audre Lorde

Attention is the beginning of devotion

Mary Oliver

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

Ursula K. Le Guin

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

Rebecca West