• I have a duty to speak the truth as I see it and share not just my triumphs, not just the things that felt good, but the pain, the intense, often unmitigated pain. It is important to share how I know survival is survival and not just a walk throught the rain.

    Audre Lorde, Joan Wylie Hall (2004). “Conversations with Audre Lorde”, p.89, Univ. Press of Mississippi