We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains.
Time and time again, Le Guin surpassed my expectations of what a writer and a person can be. She was not only good, but consistently good. Her emphasis on storytelling and the act of listening evidences an ability to see perspectives beyond her own, a lack of self-imposition on other cultures and other people’s stories. I always found an implied advocacy for activism in her words: ‘Listening is not a reaction, it is a connection. Listening to a conversation or a story, we don’t so much respond as join in—become part of the action.’
WIRED, January 23, 2018