Black History Month: Octavia Butler

Sunday, February 14, 2021

I was in college when I first read Kindred for an African American Literature class and it was incredible. Octavia Butler became a favorite author after that and I knew I had to include her on this list. 

As someone who writes as a form of self reflection and as a way to work through my trauma, this quote definitely speaks to me. 

This is also very relatable and it meant a lot when I first heard it. I do want to acknowledge that as a Black woman, Octavia Butler's experiences are different than mine and I do not want to diminish that.  

This quote comes from Kindred and I remember how meaningful it was when I first read it. 

This is also a quote from Kindred and one that has a lot of meaning to the story itself and also in real life. This is probably why I consume so much media. I am always looking to remove myself from this reality and go into a place where I don't have to worry much. 

To put it bluntly, this is one of the reasons I write. 

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