Thursday, October 22, 2015

Quote of the Day - Ursula K Le Guin

Today is the 86th birthday of the legendary science fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin.

"We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains."
I love this quote. I love the power of it. Our stories are powerful. I think that's why Ursula K. Le Guin's works resonate so strongly with so many women: she's telling their story. They can see themselves in her worlds, and for what too often is the first time in their lives, they feel connected and powerful.

One fun fact I just love about her:
When she was 11, in the very early-1940s, she submitted her first story to Astounding Science Fiction. What kind of gumption does an 11 year old girl need to write and send off a story she dreamed up? I imagine it's similar to the gumption it took for her to stand up and speak her truth in front of the National Book Club Awards last year.

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