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Audre Lorde on Contradictions

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Audre Lorde on Contradictions

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Idea 💡

"Only by learning to live in harmony with your contradictions can you keep it all afloat." — Audre Lorde

Reflection 🤔

I'm full of contradictions, and so are you.

It's a difficult truth to admit. It's satisfying to the mind to categorize complex things neatly into little boxes... but that is not real life. You and I both know it's more messy than that.

What if instead of constantly being at war with your contradictions, you chose to live peaceably with them? What if you accepted that you are not perfect, but a human who's trying their best?

Action ✅

Perfection is the enemy of progress. Accept your contradictions today and move forward.

About the creator 👤

Audre Lorde was a writer, womanist, radical feminist, professor, and civil rights activist. She was a self-described "black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet," who "dedicated both her life and her creative talent to confronting and addressing injustices of racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia."

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