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"Those of us who stand outside of this society’s definition of acceptable women; those of us who have been forged in the crucibles of difference — those of us who are poor, who are lesbians, who are Black, who are older — know that survival is not an academic skill. It is learning how to stand alone, unpopular and sometimes reviled, and how to make common cause with those others identified as outside the structures in order to define and seek a world in which we can all flourish."


Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider

"Survival is not an academic skill." "Survival is not an academic skill." "Survival is not an academic skill."

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Sam McKinniss, Chris, 2014, oil/canvas, 42 x 56 inches.


"How great must it be / to be not needy? / An irrational / deep magnet / whose lack of reciprocity is valued / as a lack of rust."

"How great must it be / to be"
"compared to this / falling of tiny oak trees"
"rising grass, / looking for the sun"

(from “Barely Composed” by Alice Fulton, and “Fall” and “Spring” by Mary Oliver)

Rare Toni Morrison Speech Unearthed


Portland State, “Black Studies Center public dialogue. Pt. 2,” May 30, 1975.Listen to the full audio of the panel.

Benny Andrews
Study for Portrait of Oppression (Homage to Black South Africans), 1985 oil on canvas with painted fabric and paper collage43 1/2 x 28 1/8 x 1/2 inches,

Benny Andrews
Detail of “The Way to the Promised Land (Revival Series),” 1994 (oil on canvas with painted fabric collage).

Clarence H. Carter, 1904–2000
Down the River, 1937
Oil on canvas
36¼ by 45¼ inches

"I paint flowers so they will not die."

- Frida Kahlo
Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón
July 6, 1907
Coyoacán, Mexico City (via yenjpg)

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Photo by Marton Apai

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