Our Words, Our Revolutions


edited by G. Sophie Harding

96 Pages
June 01, 2000

“A variety of genres are represented here—from life-writing to poetry to short autofiction. Students will buy, read, and enjoy this compelling collection, which represents the voices of women who who have not been visible in more ways than one. There is a repeated theme in these works: ‘see me for who I am’—a theme that begs readers to see better—to look and

~Marlene Kadar, Professor, Women’s Studies and Humanities, Faculty of Arts, York University, Toronto

“Brave and eloquent new voices here. This gathering of poetry and prose is itself a conversation, language in great variety, and visions shared and unique. Its audiences, too, will be varied and benefit from listening.”

~Leslie Sanders, Associate Professor, Humanities, Atkinson College, York University, Toronto




G. (Grisselda) Sophie Harding is a 29-year old student, activist, and writer. She was born in Jamaica and grew up in Canada. She lives in Toronto and is a student at York University. Her goal in life is to teach and to learn. This is her first anthology of writings by Black women, First Nations women and women of colour. She is currently working on a second anthology.

Acknowledgements 8

Foreword 9

You ask meŠ G. Sophie Harding 13

Reflection G. Sophie Harding 14

I Have the Gift of Laughter Naomi North 15

Fractured Naomi North 16

Candle in the Dark Rolanda Chavett Kane 17

The Sunlight to My Shine Rolanda Chavett Kane 18

Nature Rolanda Chavett Kane 19

This Land Rolanda Chavett Kane 20

Love¹s Miracle Valerie Wood 21

Fantastic Journey Valerie Wood 23

Life¹s Dance Valerie Wood 24

On a summer night Neeta Singh 25

Untitled Neeta Singh 26

Untitled Lisa Nicole Tai 27

She (original) Lisa Nicole Tai 28

Tough Kim Anderson 29

rcmp Kim Anderson 33

Be Encouraged Dawn Burke 38

Seasons of the Soul Dawn Burke 39

See Me Dawn Burke 41

A Path of Discovery, Another Reason to Write
Vera M. Wabegijig 43

The Believer Mickie Poirier 46

For You Roxane Tracey 47

The Darkest Night audra naomi diptee 49

I am audra naomi diptee 50

Bijoya Images Bishakha Chowdhury 51

Mooshum Lorraine Thomas 52

Retribution Lorraine Thomas 53

Handle with Care Tanya Cora 54

My Declaration of Independence Marisa Rosalind Maharaj 55

Guilt Randa Hammadieh 57

The Roundance Rolanda Elijah 58

Two in One Marguerite 61

Breathe Marguerite 62

Surviving the Hunger (work in progress)
Doreen Gaiyadéyéné:s Silversmith 63

Walk With me Irene Young 71

Untitled Irene Young 72

Dead Birds Heather MacLeod 73

What I Have Left is Imagining Heather MacLeod 74

Red Earth Heather MacLeod 75

The Prayers of Islam Heather MacLeod 77

I Am Only Canadian Heather MacLeod 79

I Am the First a.f.r.i.c.a. Akidi-Pogo Abe 80

Writing Resistance Notisha Massaquoi 83

Love Works Wonders Mariel Belanger 89

Native Child Mariel Belanger 90

Contributor Notes 91


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