Tuesday, May 21, 2013

2 Paths Toward Liberation...for Desiree

"...there are two ways of going about liberation: one, of course, is the political way, changing the laws for fighting for equalities. There are so many ways of doing it. But the other I stress simply because it is the one I know: the psychological way, which is the removal of obstacles so that you can create your own freedom and you don't have to ask for it. You don't have to wait for it to be given to you. And the women I chose as my heroines were women who created their own freedom. They didn't demand it, they didn't ask for it. They created it.  

~Anais Nin, "Women Reconstructing the World"

Painting by Elisabeth Slettnes

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