Audre Lorde & Yvonne Flowers After Stonewall

discussions between two women.

we need as a movement to define ourselves and our differences that are not being provided for. a.l.

creative use of difference.


closing day


Living in the earth-deposits of our history

Today a backhoe divulged out of a crumbling flank of earth
one bottle amber perfect a hundred-year-old
cure for fever or melancholy a tonic
for living on this earth in the winters of this climate.

Today I was reading about Marie Curie:
she must have known she suffered from radiation sickness
her body bombarded for years by the element
she had purified
It seems she denied to the end
the source of the cataracts on her eyes
the cracked and suppurating skin of her finger-ends
till she could no longer hold a test-tube or a pencil

She died a famous woman denying
her wounds
her wounds came from the same source as her power.

Adrienne Rich



Tomorrow feels like four walls. and I’m sitting in the middle. alone. what does it mean to survive she asked.