A few quotes/paraphrases from Valarie Kaur’s incredible keynote speech this evening:

“She became the one she was waiting for.”

I may not be the strongest or the bravest, but I am filled up with love.

“Everything in my life was born because I chose to walk into the fire.”

“The path of revolutionary love is not safe. It is not easy.”

“Revolutionary love is not a passive feeling. Revolutionary love is a choice. It is an act of will.”

“Revolutionary love is not the absence of anger. It is to let anger and anguish birth forgiveness”

And my favorite message:

“What if this darkness is not the darkness of the tomb, but the darkness of the womb.”