What people say about me.
"y'all. we need to show up for aurora right now. there are no activist retirement packages and our elders rely on us to be there for them when they devote themselves to the people as aurora has her entire life.
if you don't know who Aurora Levins Morales is, look her up. from the groundbreaking feminist work "this bridge called my back" to her equally ground- breaking, tilling, composting, healing work 'kindling: writings on the body;' aurora's body of literary work sings for itself. beyond that, aurora selflessly gives her wisdom and love to the most vulnerable members of her communities.
I can't even express the importance and value Aurora's presence, work, and wisdom have had in my life and the life of my community. Her writing alone has been literally lifesaving for many people color, especially Jews of color; and the queer disabled community. As a human being Aurora is a wise elder and healer with a generous heart.
- billie rain, filmmaker and disability justice activist
“Medically, ‘kindling’ refers to the way bodies can be sensitized by small, repeated exposures to chemicals or electric shocks. Aurora’s essays and poems about the human body’s responses to oppression describe both the kindling of disease and of consciousness, fragments of tinder that ignite into a blazing awareness of our bodies as sites of struggle and transformation.”
Casimira Fuentes O’Neill, M.D.
“Aurora’s writing is itself alchemy, balancing emotional nuance with rich historical context, simultaneously speaking in an intimate personal voice and for a collective we. She offers us vulnerable, power-filled lyricism that moves the audience to new understandings of their own lives as she claims her body’s pleasures and pain. Her writing moves me like no other.”
Patty Berne, Co-founder and Artistic Director, Sins Invalid
"Aurora's words are our medicine, an elixir for our collective bodies and selves. She keeps us connected to our roots of wellness inside and despite the so many moving parts of injustices against us. Through her story telling, exquisite and true, she gives us a powerful and tactile testimony to her and our reality, and our constant metamorphosis towards our liberation. Her words are inspiring and necessary."
Cara Page, Co-founder the Kindred Collective, Executive Director, Audre Lorde Project
“Aurora is a dear friend, teacher, mentor, visionary, poetic inspiration – a true outside-the-box radical treasure. She has that rare ability to face the truth of whatever is happening, explore the complexities – and simultaneously give us hope and inspiration for creating a better world. I would follow her just about anywhere."
Penny Rosenwasser, author of Hope into Practice, Jewish Women Choosing Justice Despite Our Fears