Saturday, October 11, 2008

Barbara Smith interview in Colorlines

One of the most inspiring people I have ever met is Barbara Smith, black lesbian activist and one of the co-authors of the The Combahee River Collective Statement. She is interviewed this month here in Colorlines magazine.

She is currently serving as an elected official in Albany, New York. I love her forthright attitude:

It’s fascinating being in the council. It’s frustrating because it can be very slow, but it’s also very concrete…It’s not revolutionary, but it is gratifying.