The oppressed struggle in language to recover ourselves, to reconcile, to reunite, to renew. Our words are not without meaning, they are an action, a resistance. Language is also a place of struggle. — bell hooks
I had to focus not on what I could see, but on how the sound bouncing off me in relation to structures and environments locates me in a constantly shifting relationship to you, whoever you are by now.
—Alexis Pauline Gumbs, “Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons From Marine Mammals”