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Gasmaskman
“A woman's apathy is far more devastating than her wrath.”
Gasmaskman

Alice Walker
“On Stripping Bark from Myself

(for Jane, who said trees die from it)

Because women are expected to keep silent about
their close escapes I will not keep silent
and if I am destroyed (naked tree!) someone will
please
mark the spot
where I fall and know I could not live
silent in my own lies
hearing their 'how nice she is!'
whose adoration of the retouched image
I so despise.

No. I am finished with living
for what my mother believes
for what my brother and father defend
for what my lover elevates
for what my sister, blushing, denies or rushes
to embrace.

I find my own
small person
a standing self
against the world
an equality of wills
I finally understand.

Besides:

My struggle was always against
an inner darkness: I carry within myself
the only known keys
to my death – to unlock life, or close it shut
forever. A woman who loves wood grains, the color
yellow
and the sun, I am happy to fight
all outside murderers
as I see I must.”
Alice Walker, Her Blue Body Everything We Know: Earthling Poems 1965-1990 Complete

Iyanla Vanzant
“Your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you to change.”
Iyanla Vanzant

Alexandre Dumas
“Woman is sacred; the woman one loves is holy.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

Zora Neale Hurston
“Here was peace. She pulled in her horizon like a great fish-net. Pulled it from around the waist of the world and draped it over her shoulder. So much of life in its meshes! She called in her soul to come and see.”
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

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