“I know that ours has never been an easy relationship. Sistahood ain’t sainthood. That nonsense about if women had power there would be no wars is feminist delusion at best. We might not get down with guns and bombs but when it comes to emotional carnage we can be quite brutal with ours. Ain’t a black woman alive who hasn’t experienced the jealousy, duplicity, backstabbing, and competitiveness sistas are capable of. This is especially true when racism and sexism’s got us convinced that there just ain’t enough happiness to go around…
That being said, know that when it comes to sistahood, I am deadly serious about my commitment to you…As long as inequality and oppression remain constants in our lives, sistahood is critical to our mutual survival.” p. 231-232” —
Joan Morgan, When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost (via unapproachableblackchicks)
I must find this book!
Yesterday, I had the great pleasure of meeting and having a conversation with the great poet, author, and playwright Ntozake Shange, the creator of For Colored Girls Who Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf.
She spoke on the campus of Georgia Southern University and was awesome! Afterwards, she and I had a conversation about the feminism and the assimilation of women into a Patriarchal society. Then we had a conversation about Fresh Raw Oysters and my second home, Savannah, GA.
Wow. Simply amazing!