The Quotidian, October 27, 2010 ~ Your Power

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” ~ Alice Walker (born February 9, 1944)

Alice Walker is a prominent novelist, essayist, poet, and activist. She is perhaps best known for her novel The Color Purple, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

She is also the author of Anything We Love Can Be Saved: A Writer’s Activism (1997), a collection of essays, poems, and open letters.

As an activist, she has campaigned against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in West Africa, against the U.S. boycott of Cuba, and against the Iraq War (2003+).

[Sources: Quotation from a ReTweet by Dr. Gabriela Kortsch on Twitter October 26, 2010. I also consulted Alice Walker’s book of essays, and Wikipedia for date and general information on Alice Walker].

Finally, a question: how are YOU using YOUR power?

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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1 Response to The Quotidian, October 27, 2010 ~ Your Power

  1. A great quote to remember just before election day! Don’t give up your power — vote!!

    Write on!
    Carolyn

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