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Alice Walker Work

Alice Walker | work

In my work and in myself I reflect black people, women and men, as I reflect others. One day even the most self-protective ones will look into the mirror I provide and not be afraid.

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Alice Walker Work

Alice Walker | work

My work is about my life, and what I want to do with it.

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Alice Walker Women

Alice Walker | women

In my work and in myself I reflect black people, women and men, as I reflect others. One day even the most self-protective ones will look into the mirror I provide and not be afraid.

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Alice Walker Women

Alice Walker | women

I’m for women choosing whatever they want to do but they have to really know what they are doing.

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Alice Walker Women

Alice Walker | women

It’s so clear that you have to cherish everyone. I think that’s what I get from these older black women, that every soul is to be cherished, that every flower Is to bloom.

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Alice Walker Women

Alice Walker | women

My mother was very strong. Once, she picked up a coconut and smashed it against my father’s head. It taught me about women defending themselves and not collapsing in a heap.

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Alice Walker Women

Alice Walker | women

I just like to have words that describe things correctly. Now to me, ‘black feminist’ does not do that. I need a word that is organic, that really comes out of the culture, that really expresses the spirit that we see in black women. And it’s just… womanish.

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Alice Walker Women

Alice Walker | women

Clearly older women and especially older women who have led an active life or elder women who successfully maneuver through their own family life have so much to teach us about sharing, patience, and wisdom.

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Alice Walker Women

Alice Walker | women

I’m not convinced that women have the education or the sense of their own history enough or that they understand the cruelty of which men are capable and the delight that many men will take in seeing you choose to chain yourself – then they get to say ‘See, you did it yourself.’

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Alice Walker Women

Alice Walker | women

The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.

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