I’m not laying blame. I do not blame Black men for what they are. I’m asking them to move beyond. I do not blame Black men; what I’m saying is, we have to take a new look at the ways in which we fight our joint oppression because if we don’t, we’re gonna be blowing each other up. We have to begin to redefine the terms of what woman is, what man is, how we relate to each other.
—Audre Lorde, “Revolutionary Hope: A Conversation Between Jmaes Baldwin and Audre Lorde” (via joshuabrandonbennett)
if I could write her a love song…it would go a little like this….
I think when you create a piece of art, that art exists within its own realm. That realm kind of has its own logic. When I create a poem, in that poem I’m inventing a world. And that world has its own philosophy; it has its own sense of justice, it has its own way of understanding
The Innerview of Lebo Mashile
Spoken Mind(via lebomashile)