womenwhokickass:

Audre Lorde: Why she kicks ass
She was a Caribbean-American poet and activist; one of her main initiatives was to confront issues of racism in feminist thought.
In 1971 she came out as a lesbian; her writings and lectures reflected her concern for the oppressed: women, members of the LGBTQ+ community and racial minorities.
Her poerty was published regularly throughout the 1960s, you can find some of her poetry here.
In 1980 she co-founded Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press, the first U.S. publisher for women of colour.
She was State Poet of New York from 1991 to 1992.
Audre Lorde identified issues of class, race, age, gender and health, as being fundamental to the female experience, arguing that although the gender difference has received all the focus, these other differences are also essential and must be recognised and addressed (this can be related to intersectionality).
Quote: “The answer to cold is heat, the answer to hunger is food. But there is no simple monolithic solution to racism, to sexism, to homophobia. There is only the conscious focusing within each of my days to move against them, wherever I come up against these particular manifestations of the same disease.”

womenwhokickass:

Audre Lorde: Why she kicks ass

  • She was a Caribbean-American poet and activist; one of her main initiatives was to confront issues of racism in feminist thought.
  • In 1971 she came out as a lesbian; her writings and lectures reflected her concern for the oppressed: women, members of the LGBTQ+ community and racial minorities.
  • Her poerty was published regularly throughout the 1960s, you can find some of her poetry here.
  • In 1980 she co-founded Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press, the first U.S. publisher for women of colour.
  • She was State Poet of New York from 1991 to 1992.
  • Audre Lorde identified issues of class, race, age, gender and health, as being fundamental to the female experience, arguing that although the gender difference has received all the focus, these other differences are also essential and must be recognised and addressed (this can be related to intersectionality).

Quote:The answer to cold is heat, the answer to hunger is food. But there is no simple monolithic solution to racism, to sexism, to homophobia. There is only the conscious focusing within each of my days to move against them, wherever I come up against these particular manifestations of the same disease.

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