“Your silence will not protect you.” Audre Lorde

“Once you start to speak, people will yell at you. They will interrupt you, put you down and suggest it’s personal. And the world won’t end.
And the speaking will get easier and easier. And you will find you have fallen in love with your own vision, which you may never have realized you had. And you will lose some friends and lovers, and realize you don’t miss them. And new ones will find you and cherish you. And you will still flirt and paint your nails, dress up and party, because, as I think Emma Goldman said, “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.” And at last you’ll know with surpassing certainty that only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking.”

Audre Lorde

Written by NamasteNegro.com

Tami Warren is the writer, and creator of Namaste Negro. She lives life with daily doses of levity in Denver, Colorado. Tami holds a B.A. in Sociology, from the University of Colorado. However, she does not physically hold the B.A. in her hands, the document is safely stored in a secure facility. Humor is healthy, therefore, cachinnate with other carbon based life forms. Reach out to Tami in the Mile High City: tamiwarren@namastenegro.com or @namastenegro

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