From my very first post I wanted to pay homage to the speech which inspired the title of my blog, Ain't I a Woman? by Sojourner Truth. Such a beautiful speech, such a beautiful name, such a beautiful woman. It is one of my favorite pieces. I strive to emulate this style in my own work. Poetic and powerful. Honest and unafraid. Memorable. And I like brevity. It too is beautiful. This is the standard I wish to be held to as I explore the question with you ~ ain't I a writer?
"Obliged to you for hearing me, and I do have a few things more to say..."

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Wouldn't I have loved to be in the room

for this conversation?!

http://studentactivism.net/2011/05/20/

     And here is one of my favorite quotes on writing;

     "You write in order to change the world ... if you alter, even by a millimeter, the way people look at reality, then you can change it."
 ~ James Baldwin

And of course you know her famous quote on changing the world;


      "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
 ~ Margaret Mead

     This is the book the kid is talking about;