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“If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.” ― Maya Angelou

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“To tell the truth is to become beautiful, to begin to love yourself, value yourself. And that’s political, in its most profound way.”—June Jordan

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“Most activism is brought about by us ordinary people.”–Patricia Hill Collins

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“When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.”—Audre Lorde

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“That’s the way I do things when I want to celebrate, I always plant a tree. And so I got an indigenous tree, called Nandi flame, it has this beautiful red flowers.  When it is in flower it is like it … Continue reading

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“Part of being a revolutionary is creating a vision that is more humane. That is more fun, too. That is more loving. It’s really working to create something beautiful.”–Assata Shakur

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“The criminal justice system was strategically employed to force African-Americans back into a system of extreme repression and control, a tactic that would continue to prove successful for generations to come.”–Michelle Alexander

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“Another thing is, people lose perspective. It is a cultural trait in America to think in terms of very short time periods. My advice is: learn history. Take responsibility for history. Recognise that sometimes things take a long time to … Continue reading

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“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” Maya Angelou

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