Alice Walker Gloria Anzaldua Virginia Woolf

Images of women flaming like torches adorn and define the borders of my journey, stand like dykes between me and the chaos.  It is the images of women, kind and cruel, that lead me home.  --- Audre Lorde

Go, fly, swim, bound descend, cross, love the unknown, love the uncertain, love what has not yet been seen, love no one, whom you are, whom you will be, leave yourself, shrug off the old lies, dare what you don’t dare, it is there that you will take pleasure . . . and rejoice, in the terror, follow it where you’re afraid to go, go ahead, take the plunge, you’re on the right trail. --- Hélène Cixous