Thursday, November 4, 2010

Lex is writing a book chapter on Essence! Help her out!

"You had this canny ability to shape an untenable reality, mold it, sing it, reduce it to it's manageable, transforming essence, which is a knowing so deep it's like a secret. In your silence, enforced or chosen, lay not only eloquence but discourse so devastating that "civilization" could not risk engaging in it lest it lose the ground it stomped. When you say "No" or "Yes" or "This and not that," change itself changes."
Toni Morrison Essence, May 1985

This is not market research. This is not sponsored by Essence or time warner, or anyone. This is a series of questions about intergenerational impact and the beginning of a conversation about legacy and limits. This is not even close to objective. This survey is based on the premise that Black women hold and share an unpredictable and unstoppable brilliance.

This survey (this time) is for self-identified black women and genderqueer people born between 1975-1985.

Thank you for participating.

Alexis Pauline Gumbs

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