Audre Lorde, The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action, [Paper delivered at the Modern Language Association’s “Lesbian and Literature Panel,” Chicago, IL, December 28, 1977. First published in «Sinister Wisdom» 6, 1978, and The Cancer Journals, Spinsters, Ink, San Francisco, CA, 1980]; in Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider. Essays and speeches, The Crossing Press, Trumansburg, NY, 1984, pp. 40-44 (pdf here) [Cover Design by Mary A. Scott. Cover photograph by Salimah Ali]