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Dreaming Me by Janice Dean Willis
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May 21, 2012

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bookshelves: buddhism, feminism, memoirs, philosophy-spirituality, tantra
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Up front: I am not a fan, nor inspired by Wallis' religiosity. Her take on tantra and christianity are not my cup of tea!

That said, I think this is a valuable work and inspiring memoir of an amazingly intelligent, gifted, strong and determined woman; one that I can imagine being quite inspiring to other women in general, and african-american women in particular, so I heartily recommend it. Even if you are not "religious," I think her story is an important one, written in such a way that keeps one's interest throughout. I especially respect her forthrightness in discussing color and her lived life or racism in these (so-called) 'united' states. Recently, she wrote an article for Buddhadharma about the whiteness of the north american sangha. Her's is a voice more buddhists must hear -- and further -- listen to!

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