When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
- Audre Lorde
I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.
- Virginia Woolf
Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people. But stories can also repair that broken dignity.
- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
When you hurt people, they begin to love you less. That's what careless words do. They make people love you a little less.
- Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things