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Mariana marked it as to-read Feb 19, View the Study Pack. These goddesses are devouring in nature.

Anger, for her, is an understandable response to racism and being silenced and must be listened to. Women Responding to Racism by Audre Lorde. While Sekhmet is from the Ancient Egyptian pantheon, Kali is part of a religion that is alive and thriving, with over a billion adherents worldwide. We are not always angry, always rageful, always devouring. She devours all that is not working for us – fear, darkness, unconscious anger, self-destructive behaviour and injustice. Read the full text HERE!

Yes, I am angry.

The Uses Of Anger: The Goddess Responding To Racism

Messages like this give white anget an excuse to hide behind, when what we really need are white women willing to step up more and put their reputations and brands on the line in the name of justice. Order our Sister Outsider: View the Lesson Plans. Learning from the 60s.

She is not mine to claim as my own. Anger is the grief of distortions between peers, and its object is change. Amber Hitchcock marked it as to-read Nov 10, When she finally awoke, her bloodlust had dissipated and her rampaging ended. And I have been thinking about how all of this intersects with spiritual activism and how I want to continue cultivating conversations in my online spaces.


She was the patron of physicians and healers, and her priests became known as skilled doctors.

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Sekhmet, whose name means ‘Powerful One’ or ‘She Who Is Powerful’is known as the lion-headed warrior goddess who was sent by Ra to punish mankind because he was angry that they were not preserving the sacred principle of Ma’at, or justice. Anger she thus reframes as a source of power, energy, and knowledge. They could not focus on manifesting positivity and hope that they would create what they focused on. And from the feedback that I often receive about my work, my writing can feel devouring too.

And I will call you and myself in when I feel our anger is not being of service, or when it feels like the bloodlust of our anger is doing unnecessary harm.

And, at the same time, it is important to hold in mind the stories of Sekhmet and Kali letting their anger get out of control and destroying everything in sight without discernment or wisdom.

Rad Reading: “The Uses of Anger: Women Responding to Racism” by Audre Lorde

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It is important for me to note that I am not Hindu, and do not wish to culturally appropriate deities of the Hindu religion, such as Kali. Your fear of that anger will teach you lrde, also.

Sam marked it as to-read Dec 13, Irene marked it as to-read Jan 23, Lorde argues this anger is a strength, that it has powerful, transformative uses. How do I know when my anger is coming from my power as a black woman, or when it is coming from my wounds as a black woman?

But this is the thing about doing this work. The essay was presented at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference inand it specifically addresses other women who have a problem with the anger of black women.

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Christine marked it as to-read May 21, And the dynamics of white supremacy, white privilege, the historical and modern-day silencing of black women and women of colour, and the use of the internet as a means of mass communication mean that the zudre is rarely ever going to be that straight forward. More summaries and resources for teaching or studying Sister Outsider: Audre Lorde and Adrienne Rich.

When it becomes bullying, shaming and unnecessary aggression. To fully own it.