Welcome the Week with Wisdom: Quotes on Stories & Writing to Nourish Survivors

?“The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.”
~Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

?“I think writing really helps you heal yourself. I think if you write long enough, you will be a healthy person.
~Alice Walker


? If you don’t know the trees you may be lost in the forest, but if you don’t know the stories you may be lost in life. ~Siberian Elder

?“Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people. But stories can also repair that broken dignity.”
~Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


?It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story.
~Native American saying


?I will tell you something about stories, (he said) They aren’t just entertainment. Don’t be fooled. They are all we have, you see, all we have to fight off illness and death
~Leslie Marmon Silko


?Writing can be a lifeline, especially when your existence has been denied, especially when you have been left on the margins, especially when your life and process of growth have been subjected to attempts at strangulation.” ~ Micere Githae Mugo



?If stories come to you, care for them. And learn to give them away where they are needed. Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive.
~Barry Lopez, in Crow and Weasel

?“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.”
~Maya Angelou


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Tonya is a Social Justice Info Expert with over 23 years experience. She holds a BS in Organizational Management & Development. Her cat MiaBelle is her co-writer.
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