“because she arrives, vibrant, over and over again; we are at the beginning of a new history, or rather a process of becoming in which several histories intersect with one another. as a subject for history, woman always occurs simultaneously in several places. (in woman, personal history blends together with the history of all women, as well as national and world history.”

i wished that woman would write and proclaim this unique empire so that other women, other unacknowledged sovereigns, might exclaim: i too, overflow; my desires have invented new desires, my body knows unheard of songs. time and again, i too, have felt so full of luminous torrents i could burst–burst with forms much more beautiful than those which are put up in frames and sold for a stinking fortune.”

-helene cixous


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