We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains.
That’s what I want — to hear you erupting. You young Mount St. Helenses who don’t know the power in you — I want to hear you. I want to listen to you talking to each other and to us all: whether you’re writing an article or a poem or a letter or teaching a class or talking with friends or reading a novel or making a speech or proposing a law or giving a judgment or singing the baby to sleep or discussing the fate of nations, I want to hear you. Speak with a woman’s tongue.
— Ursula K Le Guin, 1929-2018
School goes back next week. I’m going to blow up this quotation and display it in my classroom.