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Words of Wisdom: Audre Lorde

When I first started on my emotional and spiritual journey, I came across a lot of unsound advice from well-intentioned (but clueless) friends and family. The main problem with the advice I was receiving was that it lacked nuance and context for my specific circumstances.

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They knew me but they didn’t KNOW me, if you get my drift.

I kind of resigned myself to walking this path alone, until I came across the quote, “The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house”. I was perplexed by it, but I thought it was interesting enough to dig deeper and learn who said it first. My research led me to Audre Lorde.

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And. My. World. Changed.

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I found so much of what Audre wrote about mirrored my personal experiences, frustrations and concerns. She inspired me to find my voice, to own my personal power, and to care for myself. I owe a lot to Ms. Lorde.

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Whether you’re familiar with her or not, I’m sure you’ll find a gem among her words. The hardest part of this post was limiting the number of quotes so as not to inundate you all.

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Enjoy, and talk to you all tomorrow!

(all photos courtesy of Pinterest)

2 thoughts on “Words of Wisdom: Audre Lorde

  1. Wow that “when we speak…” quote really resonated with me. I can be quite shy/reserved but I always have these ideas in terms of helping people but somehow I always get held back by this shyness. She is right though, either way we might not be heard so you may as well just go for it! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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    1. You’re welcome πŸ™‚ Those words have always resonated with me, as well. Audre had a lot of profound things to say about using our voices and walking in our truest selves. You should definitely check out some of her works: I think you’d enjoy them!

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