More Than Words

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MTW is a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers youth to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business.

http://mtwyouth.org/

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"I believe that telling our stories, first to ourselves and then to one another and the world, is a revolutionary act. It is an act that can be met with hostility, exclusion, and violence. It can also lead to love, understanding, transcendence, and community. I hope that my being real with you will help empower you to step into who you are and encourage you to share yourself with those around you."
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More than Words is celebrating Black History Month each day by honoring the achievements and contributions of writers, artists and musicians to our nation's history. Want us to feature a book written by a black author that's a must read? Send us a DM!

#BHM #blackhistory #blackhistorymonth #readingblackout #janetmock #transisbeautiful #memoir #identity #redefiningrealness #liveyourtruth #blackgirlmagic #tbr #readsoullit #bookoftheday #blackwriters #blackexcellence #booklovers #morethanwords #mtwyouth #nonprofit #socent #usedbookstore #blackwriters #igboston #southend #waltham #boston
"Don't ever think I fell for you, or fell over you. I didn't fall in love, I rose in it."
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More than Words is celebrating Black History Month each day by honoring the achievements and contributions of writers, artists and musicians to our nation's history. Want us to feature a book written by a black author that's a must read? Send us a DM!

#BHM #blackhistory #blackhistorymonth #readingblackout #tonimorrison #jazz #riseinlove #pulitzer blackgirlmagic #tbr #readsoullit #bookoftheday #blackwriters #happybirthday #onthisday #blackexcellence #booklovers #morethanwords #mtwyouth #nonprofit #socent #usedbookstore #blackwriters #igboston #southend #waltham #boston
"Some folks got a light around them that shine for other peoples. I think that maybe some of them was in tunnels, and in that tunnel, maybe the only light they had was inside of them. And then, even long after they escaped that tunnel... They still be shining for everybody else."
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More than Words is celebrating Black History Month each day by honoring the achievements and contributions of writers, artists and musicians to our nation's history. Want us to feature a book written by a black author that's a must read? Send us a DM!

#BHM #blackhistory #blackhistorymonth #readingblackout #sapphire #push #precious #inspiration #blackgirlmagic #tbr #readsoullit #bookoftheday #blackwriters #blackexcellence #booklovers #morethanwords #mtwyouth #nonprofit #socent #usedbookstore #blackwriters #igboston #southend #waltham #boston
"What a Crazy Woman Thinks About While Walking Down the Street -- She tries to walk not too fast and not too slow. She doesn’t want to attract any attention. She pretends she doesn’t hear the whistles and catcalls and lewd comments. Sometimes she forgets and leaves her house in a skirt or a tank top because it’s a warm day and she wants to feel warm air on her bare skin. Before long, she remembers. She keeps her keys in her hand, three of them held between her fingers, like a dull claw. She makes eye contact only when necessary and if a man should catch her eye, she juts her chin forward, makes sure the line of her jaw is strong. When she leaves work or the bar late, she calls a car service and when the car pulls up to her building, she quickly scans the street to make sure it’s safe to walk the short distance from the curb to the door. She once told a boyfriend about these considerations and he said, “You are completely out of your mind.” She told a new friend at work and she said, “Honey, you’re not crazy. You’re a woman."
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More than Words is celebrating Black History Month each day by honoring the achievements and contributions of writers, artists and musicians to our nation's history. Want us to feature a book written by a black author that's a must read? Send us a DM!

#BHM #blackhistory #blackhistorymonth #readingblackout #roxanegay #difficultwomen #feminist #feministreads #blackgirlmagic #tbr #readsoullit #bookoftheday #blackwriters #blackexcellence #booklovers #morethanwords #mtwyouth #nonprofit #socent #usedbookstore #blackwriters #igboston #southend #waltham #boston
"She'd already learned that pretty exposes you and pretty hides you and like most girls, she hadn't yet learned how to navigate the difference."
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More than Words is celebrating Black History Month each day by honoring the achievements and contributions of writers, artists and musicians to our nation's history. Want us to feature a book written by a black author that's a must read? Send us a DM!

#BHM #blackhistory #blackhistorymonth #readingblackout #britbennett #themothers #fiction #booklovers #blackgirlmagic #tbr #readsoullit #bookoftheday #blackwriters #blackexcellence #morethanwords #mtwyouth #nonprofit #socent #usedbookstore #blackwriters #igboston #southend #waltham #boston
"People don't settle for people. They resolve to be with them. It takes faith. You draw a circle in the sand and agree to stand in it and believe in it."
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More than Words is celebrating Black History Month each day by honoring the achievements and contributions of writers, artists and musicians to our nation's history. Want us to feature a book written by a black author that's a must read? Send us a DM!
#BHM #blackhistory #blackhistorymonth #readingblackout #zadiesmith #blackgirlmagic #tbr #readsoullit #bookoftheday #blackwriters #blackexcellence #fiction #booklovers #morethanwords #mtwyouth #nonprofit #socent #usedbookstore #blackwriters #igboston #southend #waltham #boston
"Dr. King didn't like children being put in harms way--he was a daddy too, afterall. But he said that though we were young, we were not too young to want our freedom. Let the children march. They will lead the way...one month later, I was playing on a playground I'd never been allowed to play in before. Two months later, my family ate at a diner we'd never been allowed to eat in before. Our march made the difference. We children led the way."
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More than Words is celebrating Black History Month each day by honoring the achievements and contributions of writers, artists and musicians to our nation's history. Want us to feature a book written by a black author that's a must read? Send us a DM!
"There are years that ask questions and years that answer."
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More than Words is celebrating Black History Month each day by honoring the achievements and contributions of writers, artists and musicians to our nation's history. Want us to feature a book written by a black author that's a must read? Send us a DM!

#BHM #blackhistory #blackhistorymonth #readingblackout #zoranealhurston #tbr #readsoullit #bookoftheday #blackwriters #blackexcellence #fiction #booklovers #morethanwords #mtwyouth #nonprofit #socent #usedbookstore #blackwriters #igboston #southend #waltham #boston
"Hence I have no mercy or compassion in me for a society that will crush people, and then penalize them for not being able to stand up under the weight."
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More than Words is celebrating Black History Month each day by honoring the achievements and contributions of writers, artists and musicians to our nation's history. Want us to feature a book written by a black author that's a must read? Send us a DM! #BHM #blackhistory #blackhistorymonth #readingblackout #autobiography #malcomx #revolutionary #blackleaders #blackexcellence #tbr #readsoullit #bookoftheday #morethanwords #mtwyouth #nonprofit #socent #usedbookstore #blackwriters #igboston #southend #waltham #boston
"Katherine Johnson knew: once you took the first step, anything was possible."
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More than Words is celebrating Black History Month each day by honoring the achievements and contributions of writers, artists and musicians to our nation's history. Want us to feature a book written by a black author that's a must read? Send us a DM!
"The first time I am arrested, I am 12 years old. One sentence and I am back there, all that little girl fear and humiliation forever settled in me at the cellular level."
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More than Words is celebrating Black History Month each day by honoring the achievements and contributions of writers, artists and musicians to our nation's history. Want us to feature a book written by a black author that's a must read? Send us a DM!
"Natalie's hair was wild. It seemed to have a mind of it's own. It couldn't be tamed by a comb or a pick or restrained by barrettes or a clip."
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More than Words is celebrating Black History Month each day by honoring the achievements and contributions of writers, artists and musicians to our nation's history. Want us to feature a book written by a black author that's a must read? Send us a DM!