"Black feminism emerged as a theoretical and practical effort demonstrating that race, gender, and class are inseparable in the social worlds we inhabit. At the time of its emergence, black women were frequently asked to choose whether the black movement or the women’s movement was most important. The response was that this was the wrong question."
— Angela Davis
"I’m 45 now and I’ve had a lot of experiences, and the gender thing is very difficult sometimes – not because I experience bigotry towards my gender per se, but more trying to uphold ideas of what people think my gender should look like or be like or do. When I play music, it’s the only time I can let go of those things – the feeling of making music together as just humans. Which isn’t something I feel too often out in the world."
"I really do believe that embedded in a mistake is the next new idea, which is to me a metaphor for life and for death. That thing that kills a piece will grant life to another body of work. And the longer you live, the closer you come to dying, and the more you have to keep generating new ideas and new reasons to be here, to be useful, to be important, to be a living being."
— Wangechi Mutu
"It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed, before I was able to walk on this earth as though I had a right to be here."
"Take time and courage to find your passion. Test it and then follow it. Never build a business based on the desire to make big money. It won’t bring success or fulfillment to your life. Only following your true passion will give you enough power to break through and become successful in what you do. Without it, you may end up building a mediocre career doing boring things."