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Speaking Out Quotes
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. There was no one left to speak for me. Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot. Choosing with integrity means finding ways to speak up that honor your reality, the reality of others, and your willingness to meet in the center of that large field.
Born in Harlem, she had a diverse upbringing, her parents hailing originally from Grenada. Throughout her life, she experienced many hardships, including struggling to develop a relationship with her parents as the economy recovered from the Great Depression, and she was affected by the distrust of her own mother, who believed that Audre's darker skin was "suspicious". She represented women from the very beginning. She spoke out about how important it is for all of us to be ourselves without fear of judgment or, worse, persecution. As a social rights activist, much of her opinionated self was shown in her writings, whether in school or after graduation.
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