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Poet, writer, editor, teacher, blogger, mentor, meditator.
Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.
The trick is not how much pain you feel, but how much joy you feel. Any idiot can feel pain. Life is full of excuses to feel pain, excuses not to live, excuses, excuses, excuses.
Everyone in me is a bird
I am beating all my wings
Restore your attention or bring it to a new level by dramatically slowing down whatever you’re doing.
I was a late bloomer. But anyone who blooms at all, ever, is very lucky.
Do not deprive me of my age. I have earned it.
It’s a hard time to be human. We know too much and too little.
Poetry (here I hear myself loudest)
is the human voice,
and are we not of interest to each other?
Some people ask: “Why the word feminist? Why not just say you are a believer in human rights, or something like that?” Because that would be dishonest…It would be a way of pretending that it was not women who have, for centuries, been excluded.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie