Share some love, win a t-shirt (Especially for the Audre Lorde Fans)

We decided to make a couple t-shirts (the “t” stands for tribute) in honor of Audre Lorde. Support Live Unchained by purchasing one of the shirts below from the Live Unchained store.

You can also tell us what Live Unchained means to you and win a t-shirt. Simply respond to this post with a comment below explaining what living unchained means to you. In honor of National Poetry Month, this can take the form of a short paragraph (3 or more sentences), haiku or short poem.

Quote on back: I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.

Quote on back: 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.

Audre Lorde knew how to Live Unchained–what does it mean to you?

Write your paragraphs, haiku and poems below and we’ll select a winner to receive a shirt. We’ll make the announcement on Tuesday, May 4th. If you know you are going to win, support black business and buy one for a loved one just because…

5 responses to “Share some love, win a t-shirt (Especially for the Audre Lorde Fans)

  1. I taught a group of University of michigan college students how to their own make quilt squares so they could creat a quilt to honor Lordes. It now hang in a student Lounge dedicated to Audre Lordes memory. Working with those young women, hearing how Lordes works inspired and healed them was one of the highlight of my life both as a quilter and writer. At the dedication ceremony I was in tears

  2. rae of. sunshine

    living unchained means…
    freedom. expression. love. doing. being. me.

    the work of lorde has empowered me to be liberated and express my truths in a sincere and powerful way.

    in lorde we trust.

  3. live unchained, speak the truth, and create

    we are blessed, we are able

    we must create

    a life unchained, a world unbounded

    truth holds holiness, we must value

    a connection, a communion, a life and love

    that lives unchained, eternal

  4. Daneita aka AlienE

    Our time and bones are scoured
    Though bleached
    Our souls will shake
    No one has ever bound us
    Or stole our hope and faith
    My eyes
    can only see God’s light
    My heart
    screams out our name
    With every breath
    I break the mold
    And live my life unchained

  5. I expressed what living unchained to me means in a recent poem. And that’s how I live unchained, in a world of rattling chains:

    The pencil was incredibly sharp
    As it scribbled in the dark
    The lead wrote in remarks

    Your world is dark
    Your soul sparks

    Long-fanged sharks
    Live in dark-blue
    Your soul sparks
    Your soul is you

    (“Bright You”)

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