Read “Laugh of the Medusa” by Helene Cixous, and get an understanding of how my feminism works, why I embraced the idea of women’s writing moving beyond reinforcing heteronormative, male-centered, binary, phallocentric gender performance, why it is so importance for the liberation of women and men from these limits that women and especially Black women write ourselves into the revolution, and of course, look for opportunities to disrupt the dominant paradigm currently chopping us into soylent green.
doesn’t seem a big deal
your language and ideas
feeding someone who seeks
to starve you
to isolate you
to erase you
until you recognize
that the engineer of your destruction
looks and sounds like you
that is black respectability politics
at its worst
when your work does not count
until it no longer belongs to you
until it no longer represents you.
Friend of mine did a search today on WorldCAT to see how many libraries carry my book [How Three Black Women Writers Combined Spiritual and Sensual Love (Mellon Press)]: so far, 43 university libraries, including Princeton, UNC, Harvard, Tulane, Cambridge–and several universities in Asia, Australia, Canada, New Zealand…made my day! Check it out for yourself on Amazon!