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Medicine Stories by Aurora Levins Morales
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Aug 05, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: personal-growth, political-thought, race-ethnic-studies
Read from August 07 to 10, 2011

Aurora Levins Morales, a long time feminist and anti-racism activist has put together a series of essays that are poignantly written and speak of both the personal and political experiences of oppression in an integrated way. Born to a Puerto Rican mother and a Russian Ashkenazi Jewish father, Morales explores and extends her multiple identities as Latina, Jew, a woman of privilege, a woman of color, feminist and abuse survivor. In her first essay she draws a connection between abuse and oppression that is stunningly clear in its simplicity. As she tells her own stories - medicine stories, that is stories of healing - you hear your own story reflected. She deals with racism, sexism, abuse, language, privilege, sexuality and many other topics in this thin but potent book.
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