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We have to consciously study how to be tender with each other until it becomes a habit because what was native has been stolen from us, the love of Black women for each other.
The love expressed between women is particular and powerful because we have had to love in order to live; love has been our survival.
Raising Black children — female and male — in the mouth of a racist, sexist, suicidal dragon is perilous and chancy. If they cannot love and resist at the same time, they will probably not survive.
We're supposed to see "universal" love as heterosexual. What I insist upon in my work is that there is no such thing as universal love in literature.
Unless one lives and loves in the trenches, it is difficult to remember that the war against dehumanization is ceaseless.
The night was dark
and love was a burning fence
about my house.
Each time you love, love as deeply as if it were forever / Only, nothing is eternal.
Once we recognize what it is we are feeling, once we recognize we can feel deeply, love deeply, can feel joy, then we will demand that all parts of our lives produce that kind of joy.
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