by Abaki Beck. Text: The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action. Author: Audre Lorde. Quote to Highlight: “Where the words of. Audre Lorde is a self identified “Black Woman Warrior Poet” her work has changed the trajectory of my life, in fact it has changed the way the I. The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action has 13 ratings and 5 reviews. charlie said: within the war we are all waging with the by. Audre Lorde .

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And neither were most of you here today, Black or not. When we are not the targets but the witnesses to someone else’s victimization, we have a very different responsibility: Jasmine Hernandez October 14, at Living in a household with five women has made me have a drastically fdifferent view point on who brings home the bread.

The only way to unite women of all different backgrounds ajd experiences is by breaking the silence. Why men need to talk about sexual harassment and assault — Quartz October 19, at 7: Sailormouth Stay marked it as to-read Dec 17, In my house this year we are celebrating the feast of K wanza, the African-american festival of harvest which begins the day after Christmas and lasts for seven days.

This really packs a punch.

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Fear that if we acknowledge the injustice we will have to do something about it. She feels regret in holding her words for so long.


Lorde makes a very powerful point on how silence is auxre when chosen opposed to when inflected. Mar 30, Nuha rated it it was amazing. Cody Concepcion October 14, at 9: Many times Ive heard we live in a cancerous society today. Ashley Glenn marked it as to-read Jun 26, To ask other readers questions about The Transformation of Silence into Language and Actionplease sign up.

The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action

Not as human beings. Leave a comment on block 1. Casey Mitchell marked it as to-read Sep 16, Jutta added it Dec 20, Leave a comment on block 4. September 17, at 7: This builds to our continuous disproportionate society. I can talk, I can share, but I don’t think that I feel free enough to speak up the way she did. The surgery was completed, and the growth was benign. Trivia About The Transformatio For those of us who write, it is necessary to scrutinize not only the truth of what we speak, but the truth of that language by which we speak it.

And it is never without fear — of visibility, of the harsh light of scrutiny and perhaps judgment, of pain, of death. Cecilia Majzoub marked it as to-read Aug 19, Language both hinders and allows for truths to be told and written.

This brings to light the important issue of representation.

Lists with This Book. Women of Color Press, the first U. Renata rated it really liked it Aug 02, All races regardless of age or gender in unity is the only possible way to heal society just as it sustained her through cancer.


The fear of speaking up has been a problem time and time again but it is also an understandable fear in my opinion. Racism in America has made it increasingly difficult for women of color to make any progress, in any social spectrum. Jessica Beatty October 14, at 1: I think we all live in langguage in some parts of our lives. But for every real word spoken, for every attempt I had ever made to speak those truths for which I am still seeking, I had made contact with other women while we examined the words to fit a world in which we all believed, bridging our differences.

Her personal reflections on those that encourage her and gave her strength to fight for her life and identity reflect the steps on healing our society.

The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action by Audre Lorde

Nathalie Li October 16, at 1: It is particularly noteworthy for the poem “Martha”, in which Lorde poetically confirms her homosexuality: The transformation of silence into language and action is something that we are struggling to do because of our fear and society awareness. It is important to speak about things languags are important to oneself. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.