I appreciate bell hooks, Audre Lorde and ‘em as much as the next person. But they do not and cannot have the monopoly on inspiration for today’s gender liberation warriors. And we know the face of feminism is far more diverse than the same names and faces that keep getting traction. Indeed, many of you are doing incredible work that more people should know about.
I’m compiling quotes from people of all backgrounds who identify as feminist (or at least are against patriarchy even if they don’t necessarily describe themselves as feminists for certain reasons.) The quotes themselves don’t have to do with feminism or related themes. They can be funny or serious, focused on a specific issue or speak to a broader sentiment, already published elsewhere or something that you’re known for saying. I'll be organizing and designing them into an ebook that will be available for download at no cost for whoever wants it from my website.
My name is Sofia Quintero, and I’m the creator of socially conscious entertainment and personal development content for the feminist community. I’m most known for writing commercial fiction (most notably "feminist hip-hop noir" under the pen name Black Artemis), conducting popular media literacy workshops using films like Hustle and Flow and Girlfight, and creating an award-winning nonprofit for young women of color. I’m easy to find in cyberspace. Just Google me or go directly to my website www.sofiaquintero.com.
Please submit your quote no later than December 15, 2013. You can submit up to three on one form, and only one form per person. None of the quotes should be more than 50 words. The shorter the better though. I welcome quotes in different languages, but you must provide an English translation of your own creation. You're responsible for assuring the accuracy of your spelling, grammar, syntax, etc. of your translation.
You can submit your quote by completing the following form. When you complete and send this form you are stating that all the quotes you submit are yours and only yours so no one else can claim that you or I are violating his or her copyrights by using it. You also recognize that I retain the right to not use any of the quotes, and that if I do choose to include a quote of yours in the compilation, you will be asked to sign a legal agreement giving me permission to use it with full attribution and without compensation. This is a labor of love project for me, and fair use laws allow me to quote people within certain limits for educational purposes without first seeking permission or paying them, especially since the final product will not be for sale. That said, I want the folks who are mentioned in this compilation to want to be a part of it.
If after reading all that, you're one of those people, by all means, proceed!