Beautifully Understood: Audre Lorde

Every month, I will be giving my Beautifully Misunderstood family a quote that resonates in me.  As we work to bring our dream of HUGS to the community.  I wanted to share this quote with you.  I’d like to give this lesson to all the girls around me as they grow into women.  The passage is appropriate for anyone who needs that push to become their authentic self.  Pass these familiar words along.  “If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.” Audre Lorde  

Audre Lorde

Now, I know some of you remember this from the 1999 movie “The Best Man” staring Taye Diggs, Nia Long and other great performers.  I never could quite get the quote right when I tried to remember it from the movie.  Forgetting would be impossible, now!  Don’t be eaten alive.  Make a move for the SELF you want the world to recognize.  Be proud of your decision and do it with a SMILE :)….

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