Because Audre Lorde said "Your silence will not protect you." Because Barbara Smith said "but some of us are brave." Because Toni Cade Bambara said "The role of the revolutionary artist is to make revolution irresistible." Because Sylvia Wynter says our poetics is our politics is the way we make a world. Because we cannot live without our lives, our contradictions or our words. Because love is the only thing to make. Because we fall in love with women of color every day.