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[O]ne of the most vital ways we sustain ourselves is by building communities of resistance, places where we know we are not alone.


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When we choose to love, we choose to move against fear, against alienation and separation. The choice to love is a choice to connect, to find ourselves in the other.

When we choose to love, we choose to move against fear, against alienation and separation. The choice to love is a choice to connect, to find ourselves in the other.



The moment we choose to love we begin to move against domination, against oppression. The moment we choose to love we begin to move towards freedom, to act in ways that liberate ourselves and others.

The moment we choose to love we begin to move against domination, against oppression. The moment we choose to love we begin to move towards freedom, to act in ways that liberate ourselves and others.



The practice of love is the most powerful antidote to the politics of domination.

The practice of love is the most powerful antidote to the politics of domination.



As long as women are using class or race power to dominate other women, feminist sisterhood cannot be fully realized.

As long as women are using class or race power to dominate other women, feminist sisterhood cannot be fully realized.



To be truly visionary we have to root our imagination in our concrete reality while simultaneously imagining possibilities beyond that reality.

To be truly visionary we have to root our imagination in our concrete reality while simultaneously imagining possibilities beyond that reality.



What we do is more important than what we say or what we say we believe.

What we do is more important than what we say or what we say we believe.



The rage of the oppressed is never the same as the rage of the privileged.

The rage of the oppressed is never the same as the rage of the privileged.



Sometimes people try to destroy you, precisely because they recognize your power - not because they don't see it, but because they see it and they don't want it to exist.

Sometimes people try to destroy you, precisely because they recognize your power - not because they don't see it, but because they see it and they don't want it to exist.



Shaming is one of the deepest tools of imperialist, white supremacist, capitalist patriarchy because shame produces trauma and trauma often produces paralysis.

Shaming is one of the deepest tools of imperialist, white supremacist, capitalist patriarchy because shame produces trauma and trauma often produces paralysis.



True resistance begins with people confronting pain... and wanting to do something to change it.

True resistance begins with people confronting pain... and wanting to do something to change it.





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