Jill Hackett Quotes
“About hard times: There is something about hard times that brings a choice: either resiliency and we grow and strengthen from it, or we give up and fold. Collapse can be a protective choice, when one needs time to heal and regain resources before resiliency can return. . . . And our voices get clarified by the scarring. [p. 74]*
from Women Voice & Writing / by Jill Hackett”
“On silence: Silence is an important language. Not speaking can be an intensely relational act.
… Repression is a kind of silence, and also shapes voice. [p. 23]
The silencer has power. The dominant culture defines what is spoken about, what is repressed. The effect on the non-dominant culture (in this case women or girls) is to learn the language of camouflage. She learns to disassociate from her own knowing and her own voice.[p. 50] from WOMEN VOICE AND WRITING”