From the introduction: "Something about this book might change the way you see, the way you think, the way you talk, the way you look in the mirror, the way you touch your skin, the way you deal with cruel people, the way you see others, the way you see yourself. Be open. Be critical. If you need to cry, then do it. If you need to get mad, then do it. If you feel sad, feel it. If you feel called to action, move on that feeling. If you feel like you need to put this aside for a while (even if it’s a long time) that’s ok. Read the chapters you’re most excited about first. Save the others one for later.
This book is a link between you and me, between you and history, between you and thousands of years of injustice that worked very hard to keep you from the knowledge of your own power.
I believe that oppression doesn’t have to be a part of our lives, but we have to fight really hard to get what we deserve in this culture and sometimes we still don’t get it. That’s not fair. That’s how things are right now, but maybe not always. Don’t believe anyone who tells you unfairness is a natural state. They’re lying. You have the right to dream of something better. You have the right to demand it. I am here to tell you: You are powerful beyond belief. I think after that electrical storm I realized that my only real job is to tell you that, to convince you of that, in 100 pages or less.