SHEROES: Audre Lorde's inspiration and vision
Text from feminist, activist and poet Audre Lorde's masterpiece 'Your Silence Will Not Protect You' resonated throughout the project and encouraged the women to explore their creativity and express their stories:
For each of us as women, there is a dark place within which is hidden and growing our true spirit rises ‘beautiful And tough as chestnut/stanchion against nightmares of weakness’ (‘Black Mother Woman’) and of impotence. These places of possibility within ourselves are dark because they are ancient and hidden; they have survived and grown strong through that darkness.
Within these deep places, each one of us holds an incredible reserve of creativity and power, of unexamined and unrecorded emotion and feeling. The woman’s place of power within each of us is neither white nor surface; it is dark, it is ancient and it is deep’
Audre Lorde (2017, p.7) Your Silence Will Not Protect You