Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Lesley-Ann Brown, Black Girl on Mars

I'm a fan of BlackGirlOnMars, Lesley-Ann Brown.
She continually has .. just on point things to say... that seem to come from an important place.. a place of memory. She seems to really have an appreciation for history, personal histories, and the way they continue to define and in many ways support us as individuals. I guess I don't need to tell it. The following is an excerpt of her latest post. I love these quotes and if someone else's words of words can speak of a part of your journey, then this'll be so.You should just go there.
Black Girl on Mars
for Kai

“We need to dig and jump into the land we come from; one woman after another, one dream upon the other, calling up who we are.”
—Ntozake Shange

“As a woman I want no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.”
—Mary Daly, Pure Lust

For a girl to be born in the shadow of her foremothers is no small thing
for their lives are stories...

1 comment:

  1. i like:
    ...my only true country is my body.
    -Faustin Linyekula

    <3 sarah b.