REadings

These readings are to help us listen to the stories of the women who came before us. To help, guide, and uplift us as we read, share, and examine them for our own growth and self education.

 
 

Session 1 (Workshop NOvember 11, 2018): Audre Lorde- Sister Outsider

These two readings opened me up and allowed my soul the words to speak and grieve. These writings stirred up all the hurt and pain that I have been suppressing. For the next workshop, I would like to create space to discuss these two dynamic pieces. For my sisters who do not identify as black, there are still gems within this writing and possible similarities to the experience that Audre shared. Click on the titles to read these powerful essays.

The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action

Eye to eye: black women, hatred, and anger


Session 2 (Workshop December 9, 2018) : Audre Lorde- Sister Outsider

This upcoming workshop is focused on movement and sensuality. We will be creating our own waistbeads. No surprise that I am again letting Audre’s amazing insight paved the way for this workshop. The pre-reading for this session is called Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power. This reading is helping me unlearn many things that I have devalued in myself and other women. The unlearning process is continuous but vital for our development. Happy reading!

Clasp Around My Waist: How to Make and Love Waistbeads

Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power