Check out a blog post about Ray Charles that I put up on my Music teamblog started by myself and my buddy Chavajero.
I've been re-reading Audre Lorde lately, once again awed by her ability to articulate what I feel deep in my bones about our responsibility as artists, activists, mothers, sisters, human beings. I've been craving the sustenance of her words during these post-electiond days. Here's my favorite passage for today:
"Most likely there will always be women who move with women, women who live with men, men who choose men. I work for a time when women with women, women with men, men with men, all share the work of a world that does not barter bread or self for obedience, nor beauty, nor love. And in that world we will raise our children free to choose how best to fulfill themselves."--Audre Lorde, from "Manchild: A Black Lesbian Feminist's Response" in Sister Outsider