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Audre Lorde spent a great deal of time grappling with fear, silence, freedom, emotion, and transformation. 

Find an example, either contemporaneous or historical, in which a woman’s voice was silenced. 

Provide a citation for the story and make connections between what Audre Lorde discusses and the event that you selected. 

Somethings that you can respond to: 
What were the circumstances surrounding this event? Audre Lorde, for example, spends a great deal of 
time talking about her health concerns
Does your example dovetail with that example? She also talks about identity and how her identity
formation influenced the way that she was treated and how people interacted with her. 

You must provide a citation for the example that you provide, you must critically engage with Lorde’s 
essays (not just ” Lorde talks about silence and the woman I selected was silenced). Critical engagement 
includes, but is not limited to, direct quotations, page numbers, and/or clear examples. 

If you are stuck on where to start, think about an issue that you are passionate about (the foster care system), perhaps something related to your major ( wage discrimination), or something that you have experienced ( getting into trouble for advocating for yourself). From there, spend a little time searching the internet for women who have gone through something similar and find an example that you like.