Goddess Ntozake Shange

2.14.13 @ Barnard College: The Worlds of Ntozake Shange
2.14.13 @ Barnard College: The Worlds of Ntozake Shange

 

The profoundly remarkable Ntozake Shange! I'm so grateful that I was blessed with the opportunity to hear and embrace her. To let her know how her extraordinary work has influenced and inspired me. To tell her I love and cherish her. The evening was transformative and one of the best Valentine's Days I've experienced. 

 

 

Qoutes from the Evening:

"Despite my debilitation, in my dreams, I can dance. Every night I can fly."

 

"I wanted something that reached out, that flowed. I wanted something FEMALE. I did it because no one else was doing it."

 

On Diane McIntyre's Choreography - "Movements were more than numbers, more than bodies, they were the vocalization of your persona."

 

On the Black Arts movement - "We learned to write with a double consciousness so that our words didn't cut us anymore they cut others."

 

Advice to young writers - "Don't edit yourself, don't stop your images because you don't know the strength of them yet, what they might become."

 

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