Image is a purple background with white and grey swirls at the top. A picture of Audre Lorde, smiling yet looking contemplative, is on the lower. The Uses of Anger has 10 ratings and 0 reviews: Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde Eloquent Rage by Brittney Cooper When Chickenheads Come Home to. 1 quote from The Uses of Anger: Women Responding to Racism: ‘What woman here is so enamored of her own oppression that she cannot see her heelprint.

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I am angry with the spiritual white women who do deep work with their clients on the witch wound or patriarchal wounds, but do not even acknowledge the slave wound of the white supremacy wounds which therefore makes their work extremely white-centered, and negates the very real experiences of their community members who are black or people of colour.

Lorde is diplomatic on the topic, recognizing that she, too — a lesbian woman of color — has at times taken on the role of oppressing other women.

Kim Price marked it as to-read Dec 15, Layla Saad Aanger 15, Dreaming Into the Urgent Lorce. As a black woman who has been conditioned to bite her tongue and stuff her anger back inside herself for survival in white-centered and male-centered spaces, allowing myself to feel and express my anger is one of the most liberating and empowering things that I can do. However, like Sekhmet, Kali’s rampaging soon got out of control and she was destroying everything in sight.

And how do I know that one isn’t as valid as the other? View the Lesson Plans. My writing is direct, fierce and activating.

The Uses of Anger: Women Responding to Racism

To ask other readers questions about The Uses of Angerplease sign up. In practicing our uses of anger through this work, I pray that we will continue to grow and learn together – with truth, justice and love as our teachers. Essays and Speeches from Amazon. Bita marked it as to-read Jun 05, Kathy marked it as to-read Feb 25, Kali’s creation story in the Devi Mahatmya is described as follows:. How do we use and experience our own anger at white supremacy?


An Open Letter to Mary Daly. Essays and Speeches Study Guide. And I certainly know that I’ll never have it all perfectly figured out. Quotes from The Uses of Anger As I quoted Audre Lorde saying above – my response to racism is anger. More summaries and resources for teaching or studying Sister Outsider: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Clemantine added it May 06, But I know it’s important to keep returning to this question: Any discussion among women about racism must include the recognition and use of anger.

She is the author of Fashioning Diaspora: Katherine marked it as to-read Mar 11, Eventually Ra realised that things were getting out of hand. As for Kali, she is often referred to lovingly as Mother Kali.

The Uses of Anger Quotes by Audre Lorde

I share this last part to remind us that the goddesses, like us, are complex and multidimensional. It must be direct and creative, because it is crucial. Refresh and try again.

Back Wild Mystic Woman Podcast. The questions and arguments brought up by Lorde are critical to help us examining our own views of anger and emotions in organizing as spaces of knowledge, energy, and honesty.

What I do know for sure is that at this point in history, we need anger. Hatred is the fury of those who do not share our goals, and its object is death and destruction. Michael Lloyd-Billington rated it liked it Nov 06, She is not mine to claim as my own.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Lorxe is particularly important in the context of gender because the experiences of women vary radically across numerous dimensions of race, class, and identity. Kali is the goddess of creation and destruction. Lately I have been thinking about anger, and its uses.

The Uses of Anger Quotes

Though both of these goddesses are described as terrifying, destructive and devouring, what we must also remember is that they have other sides to them that are healing and nurturing. It helps me to understand how anger in both of these contexts is okay and necessary. I write with purpose to tell usew truths, and to set fire to old and broken paradigms so that newer, true-er growth can come through.

She was the patron of physicians and healers, and her priests became known as skilled doctors.

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The anger of women of color against racism should instead be viewed as a means of survival and a striving towards justice; not merely a way to make white people fo bad. She notes that white women often fear the anger of women of color more than their own racist attitudes; they are more afraid of being criticized and feeling guilty than perpetuating violence and pain towards women of abger. Why do I share these goddess stories? An American Disease in Blackface.