Your Silence Will Not Protect You
A post-humous collection of essays, speeches, and poems by the otherworldly and seemingly prophetic Audre Lorde.
Black, lesbian, feminist, a child of immigrants, poet, essayist, writer, and activist – Lorde knows about harboring multitudes. Her work sheds light on the power held in one's voice, articulating selfhood, and confronting injustice. Her essays dive into issues on race, class, gender, and sexuality –emphasizing the importance of speaking up.
“What are the words you do not yet have? What do you need to say? What are the tyrannies you swallow day by day and attempt to make your own, until you will sicken and die of them, still in silence?”