speaking wor(l)ds around our daughters…

3 05 2007

“I can remember watching, fascinated, as our mother talked with her mother, sisters, and women friends. The intimacy and intensity of their speech – the satisfaction they received from talking to one another, the pleasure, the joy.”

“It was in this world of woman speech, loud talk, angry words, women with tounges sharp, tender sweet tounges, touching our world with their words, that I made speech my birthright – and the right to voice, to authorship, a privilege I would not be denied. It was in that world and because of it that I came to dream of writing, to write.”(124)

bell hooks
Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black
Boston: South End Press (1989)

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