“By writing her self, woman will return to the body which has been more than confiscated from her, which has been turned into the uncanny stranger on display – the ailing or dead figure, which so often turns out to be the nasty companion, the cause and location of inhibitions. Censor the body and you censor breath and speech at the same time. Write your self. Your body must be heard. Only then will the immense resources of the unconscious spring forth.” (Cixous, Hélène. Trans. Keith Cohen, and Paula Cohen. ‘The Laugh of the Medusa.’ Signs 1, no. 4 (1976): p.880. http://www.jstor.org/stable/3173239)

Image: Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio Medusa (circa 1598). Uffizi Museum, Florence.