Archive for the ‘Words of Wisdom’ Category

  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, “The Danger of a Single Story,” TED Talk, 2009.

    Date: 2018.09.08 | Category: Words of Wisdom | Response: 0

     

    “The single story creates stereotypes and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue but that they are incomplete.  They make one story become the only story.”

    “The consequence of a single story is this: it robs people of dignity. It emphasizes how we are different rather than how we are similar.”

    “Stories matter.”

    –Chimamanda Adichie

     

  • Nikki Giovanni, “When I Die”

    Date: 2018.07.03 | Category: Words of Wisdom | Response: 0

    “and if ever i touched a life i hope that life knows / that I know that touching was and still is and will always / be the true / revolution”

    –Nikki Giovanni, “When I Die”

  • Women Who Run With the Wolves, Clarissa Pinkola Estés

    Date: 2018.07.03 | Category: Words of Wisdom | Response: 0

    “Creativity is not a solitary movement.  That is its power.  Whatever is touched by it, whoever hears it, sees it, senses it, knows it, is fed.  That is why beholding someone else’s creative word, image, idea, fills us up,  inspires us to our own creative work.  A single creative act has the potential to feed a continent.  One creative act can cause a torrent to break through stone.”

    Women Who Run With the Wolves, Clarissa Pinkola Estés

  • Women Who Run With the Wolves, Clarissa Pinkola Estés

    Date: 2018.07.03 | Category: Words of Wisdom | Response: 0

    “Art is not just for oneself, not just a marker of one’s own understanding.  It is also a map for those who follow after us.”

    –Women Who Run With the Wolves, Clarissa Pinkola Estés

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Sherry Quan Lee approaches writing as a community resource and as culturally based art of an ordinary everyday practical aesthetic. Lee is a Community Instructor at Metropolitan State University (Intro to Creative Writing, Advanced Creative Writing), and has taught at Intermedia Arts, and the Loft Literary Center. She is the author of A Little Mixed Up, Guild Press, 1982 (second printing), Chinese Blackbird, a memoir in verse, published 2002 by the Asian American Renaissance, republished 2008 by Loving Healing Press, and How to Write a Suicide Note: serial essays that saved a woman’s life, Loving Healing Press, 2008.

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