When I dare to be powerful - to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid
...and that visibility which makes us most vulnerable is that which also is the source of our greatest strength.
The failure of academic feminists to recognize difference as a crucial strength is a failure to reach beyond the first patriarchal lesson. In our world, divide and conquer must become define and empower.
When I use my strength in the service of my vision it makes no difference whether or not I am afraid.