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. “Every woman has a well-stocked arsenal of anger,” says Audre Lorde in The Uses of Anger, her keynote talk at the National Women’s. On Audre Lorde and the uses of anger, Part I. By Beth & Laurian. How do we have “intersectional” conversations about state violence, gender, class, sexuality, .

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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.

As I finish up this essay, I want to say one last thing about Sekhmet and Kali.

porde When she finally awoke, her bloodlust had dissipated and her rampaging ended. Because rage is seen as illegitimate, then the source of that rage becomes removed from the conversation. Women Responding to Racism” by Audre Lorde.

The Uses of Anger

Messages like this give white women an excuse to hide behind, when what we really need are white women willing to step up more and put their reputations and brands on nager line in the name of justice. Am I using my anger, or is my anger using me? During this time, she was politically active in civil rights, anti-war, and feminist pf. And the dynamics of white supremacy, white privilege, the historical and modern-day silencing of black women and women of colour, and the use of the internet as a means of mass communication mean that og answer is rarely ever going to be that straight forward.


Although Sekhmet was known as the ‘lady of terror’she was also known as the ‘lady of life’. We are loving and healing and nurturing, too. And I will not apologise auere it because it is useful, and it is mine.

Mick marked it as to-read Nov 12, Now add in race and sexuality and I have days where I am not even sure how to BE. Aurde am angry at spiritual white women for a million reasons, and I use my anger to write to them in the hopes of activating awakening and change.

Kali’s creation story in the Devi Mahatmya is described as follows: Lili rated it really liked it Apr 23, Image sourced from Magic Transistor.

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Every woman has a well-stocked arsenal of anger. Your email address will not be published. And although she is a fierce destroyer, it is thought that the impetus behind her destruction is to make space for rebirth. It demands nothing less than full truth and integrity.

The Uses of Anger: Women Responding to Racism by Audre Lorde

As a woman on the priestess path, I always find a way of relating my understanding of my soul work back to lirde archetypes and mythologies of goddesses. My writing is direct, fierce and activating. Anger she thus reframes as a source of power, energy, and knowledge.

She was the patron of physicians and healers, and her priests became known as skilled doctors. Women of Color Press, the first U. Kali’s creation story in the Devi Mahatmya is described as follows:.


“The Uses of Anger” by Audre Lorde

As someone who works so closely with anger and the goddess in her dark form, this is a lesson that I must continuously be learning. Auere fear of anger taught me nothing. Click here to auere my page where I’m creating fire words of truth, justice and love.

Anger is loaded with information and energy. I could only place primacy on a holistic human supra-identity when we actually live in a world that functioned that way. So that in our trying to devour systems and ideologies of oppression, we do not end up devouring ourselves and the humanity of others in the process.

Although more would be appreciated. When we discuss structural violence and structural racism, we need to discuss the histories that construct blackness, brownness, whiteness, masculinity, femininity, sexuality and class in this country. Raquel E added it Oct 19, Guilt is a proxy for impotence; for inaction. Black and brown bodies are not safe in public spaces.

Focused with precision it can become a powerful source of energy serving progress and change. The audrre 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 does this have to do with racism, my spiritual activist writing or my work as a priestess? Lorde was State Poet of New York from to