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Date Created: 2002-10-18
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All woman but just a girl, living life in and around The Little Big City. A pen sometimes helps, as do a pair of turntables, headphones, a good book, some shades, and occasionally a lead pipe.
Strengths: Loyal. Trustworthy. Like an elephant, she never forgets.
Weaknesses: Forgets to eat, forgets to check her heart at the door, sometimes forgets her own name.
Special Skills: Reducing complex ideas to their simplest parts. Reducing dumb people to tears.
Weapons: Sharp wit, sharp tongue, sharp teeth. Bluntness.
Allies: Grammar geeks. Sit-down comediennes. Wayward pitbulls. Recovering slam poets. Dancing revolutionaries.
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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.' We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

~ W.E.B. Du Bois


The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: a human creature born abnormally, inhumanely sensitive. To her a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death.

Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering need to create, create, create so that without this creating of music or poetry or books or something of meaning, her very breath is cut off from her. She must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency, she is not really alive unless she is creating.

~ Pearl S. Buck


Whenever a conscious Black woman raises her voice on issues central to her existence, somebody is going to call her strident, because they don't want to hear about it, nor us. I refuse to be silenced and I refuse to be trivialized, even if I do not say what I have to say perfectly.

~ Audre Lorde

i'm going to become rich and famous after i invent a device that allows you to stab people in the face over the internet.

~ bash.org







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