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10 Thought-Provoking Quotes from Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

Sister Outsider is collection of essays and speeches by Audre Lorde (1934 –  1992), the highly influential writer, speaker, and teacher, self-identified as a Black lesbian poet, and feminist. The thought-provoking quotes from Sister Outsider presented here bear witness to the depth of Lorde’s commitment to feminism and justice.

This posthumously published compilation features fifteen essential essays and speeches in which Lorde delves into sexism, racism, homophobia, and other oppressions. As demonstrated by the quotes from Sister Outsider that follow, Lorde provides a roadmap for social transformation that begins with change within the individual. 

Though most of the essays in  were written in the 1970s and 1980s, the struggles are all too much with us, making her writing and thinking as relevant as ever. An essay by Antoinette Dwandu in the Los Angeles Review of Books bears this out eloquently, highlighting the importance of Lorde’s words in the wake of the Charlottesville incident of 2017, especially the constructive use of anger: Read More→


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