Audre Lorde, self-identified as a black lesbian feminist, used literature to spread ideas of intersectionality during the political movements of the mid-to-late 20th century.
A child of parents from the West Indies in New York City, Lorde started her writing career young and went on to teach as well as becoming involved in political activism through her work and organizations she helped found.
As the anti-war, feminist, and civil rights movements progressed, Lorde’s writings melded the political and personal . She used her platform as a writer to spread ideas about intersecting oppressions and experiences faced especially by women of color. Here is a selection of quotes by Audre Lorde that straddle the worlds of poetry and politics. Read More→