Tag: black feminists

What She Said, February 25: Tracy K. Smith

“I shut my ears, averted my eyes, turning instead to what I thought at the time was pain’s antidote: silence. I was wrong… Silence feeds pain, allows it to fester and thrive. What starves pain, what forces it to release its grip, is speech, the voice upon which rides the story, this is what happened; this is what I have refused to let claim me.” –Tracy K. Smith

VIDA 2013

Dear VIDA Supporter: Thank you for all that you have given us this year. You have stood alongside us with your letters, tweets, Facebook comments and participation at readings, panels and benefits. […]