The Uses of Anger has 10 ratings and 0 reviews: Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde Eloquent Rage by Brittney Cooper When Chickenheads Come Home to. “Every woman has a well-stocked arsenal of anger,” says Audre Lorde in The Uses of Anger, her keynote talk at the National Women’s. On Audre Lorde and the uses of anger, Part I. By Beth & Laurian. How do we have “intersectional” conversations about state violence, gender, class, sexuality, .

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Sekhmet, whose name means ‘Powerful One’ or ‘She Who Is Powerful’is known as the lion-headed warrior goddess who was sent by Ra to punish mankind because he was angry that they were not preserving the sacred principle of Ma’at, or justice. To use it purposefully and unapologetically. Christine marked it as to-read May 21, And without her destruction, creation could not take place. Furthermore, Lorde argues that anger can bring out this change — guilt at our own complicity does anter Learn how your comment data is processed.

Image sourced from Magic Transistor. Katie rated it it was amazing Nov 22, But this is the thing about doing this work. The Uses of Anger.

While Sekhmet is from the Ancient Egyptian pantheon, Kali is part of a religion that is alive and thriving, with over a billion adherents worldwide. I know I do. What I do know for sure is lordde at this point in history, we need anger. Layla Saad August 15, Your email address will not be published.

We are loving and healing and nurturing, too. Anger and racism Beth: I have been thinking about mainstream media reactions to public displays of anger, especially the anger of black people on the streets of Ferguson and other cities. Yes, I am angry. Despite that, I want to make it very clear that she is not mine to own, and my intention is never to act as if she is. I have been thinking a lot about this piece recently.



Lorde’s poetry was published very regularly during the s — in Langston Hughes’ New Negro Poets, USA; in several foreign anthologies; and in black literary magazines. Layla Saad October 16, Below find part one of the four part series that resulted from this dialogue. I am angry with the spiritual white women who invoke the goddess to manifest their best life, but refuse to work with her in her angry, grieving dark form to bring about justice.

So he tricked her by pouring 7, jugs of beer and pomegranate juice in her path, which she thought to be blood. To ask other readers questions about The Uses of Angerplease sign up. I now have a Patreon page! I think in activist spaces, when we focus much of our attention on the tasks at hand and timelines, we run the risk of categorizing emotional responses as unproductive. Otherwise, emotions do spill out in unproductive ways because they are bottled and narrowed into these scripts that stifle voices.

So that in our trying to devour systems and ideologies of oppression, we do not end up devouring ourselves and the humanity of others in the process. How do we acknowledge and support the anger of others in healthy and constructive ways? Michael Lloyd-Billington rated it liked it Nov 06, Devyn marked it as to-read Jan 26, Yet we, too, are oppressors. As a woman on the priestess path, I always find a way of relating my understanding of my soul work back to the archetypes and mythologies of goddesses.

And I ask that when you interact in my online spaces, you try as often as possible to come from a place of service rather than destruction, too.


And the dissipating specter of violence fosters a fringing on the margins. And that is daunting. What is cool and rational about black people being systematically murdered through state-sanctioned violence? We have oppressed our sisters directly and indirectly, intentionally and unintentionally.

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And, at the same time, it is important to hold in mind the stories of Sekhmet and Kali letting their anger get out of control and destroying everything in sight without discernment or wisdom. Bita marked it as to-read Jun 05, I write with purpose to tell my truths, and to set fire to old and broken paradigms so that newer, true-er growth can come through. Raquel E added it Oct 19, Marissa marked it as to-read Dec 19, It names what we are not supposed to name.

I want to make it clear that when I speak on Kali, I am not speaking as an expert or a worshipper. What woman’s terms of oppression have become precious and necessary to her as a ticket into the fold of the righteous, away from the cold winds of self-scrutiny? When the media disparages public expressions of anger, it serves to discredit the structural violence that creates this response in the first place. This anger is not helpful and is not the type of anger I want to work with or encourage.

Though she destroys, she also creates. Women Responding to Racism” by Audre Lorde.