What does it matter, if we tell the same old stories? …Stories tell us who we are. What we’re capable of. When we go out looking for stories we are, I think, in many ways going in search of ourselves, trying to find understanding of our lives, and the people around us. Stories, and language tell us what’s important.
Let’s just put it this way: if you think there’s a thing – anything – women didn’t do in the past, you’re wrong.
Life was what you did with what was done to you.
Shaka Zulu had an all-female force of fighters. Women have been part of every resistance movement. Women dressed as men and went to war, went to sea, and participated actively in combat for as long as there have been people.
It was strange how you didn’t realise how much you loved a place until you had lost it completely.
We must rewrite our story from one of fear to one of celebration.