It's Feminist Audre Lorde's 80th Birthday, and Here Are 7 Important Quotes Celebrating Her Legacy
Black feminist foremother Audre Lorde would’ve celebrated her 80th birthday today. The self-described black feminist lesbian mother poet used a mixture of prose, theory, poetry, and experience to interrogate oppressions and uplift marginalized communities. She was one of the first black feminists to target heteronormativity, and to encourage black feminists to expand their understanding of erotic pleasure. She amplified anti-oppression, even as breast cancer ravaged her ailing body. Though Audre Lorde died in 1992, we celebrate her life, work, and passion with some of her most powerful quotes.