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About Audre Lorde
Audre Lorde was an American writer, poet, womanist, feminist, civil rights activist and librarian. She sought to highlight issues of racism, classism, homophobia and sexism through her literary works.
Lorde became known for her extensive writings about her personal experiences with social and civil injustices. Other topics her poems and non-fiction prose explored are lesbianism, feminism, disability and illness. Her best-known works include “Zami: A New Spelling of My Name”, “The First Cities” and “The Cancer Journals” which chronicled her breast cancer journey.
She was the daughter of a Caribbean immigrant couple, Linda Gertrude Belmar, a Grenadian and Frederick Byron Lorde, a Barbadian. She had two children from her marriage (1962-1970) to Edwin Rollins, a white attorney who was also gay. Identifying as a lesbian, she had an affair with artist Mildred Thompson and long-term relationships with psychology professor, Frances Clayton and academic Dr. Gloria Joseph.
She won a Bill Whitehead Award and a Gay Caucus Book of the Year Award.
She died on November 17, 1992 from breast cancer.
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Famous quotes by Audre Lorde
Art is not living. It is the use of living.Audre Lorde
Black women are programmed to define ourselves within this male attention and to compete with each other for it rather than to recognize and move upon our common interests.Audre Lorde
Black women sharing close ties with each other, politically or emotionally, are not the enemies of Black men.Audre Lorde
But the true feminist deals out of a lesbian consciousness whether or not she ever sleeps with women.Audre Lorde
But, on the other hand, I get bored with racism too and recognize that there are still many things to be said about a Black person and a White person loving each other in a racist society.Audre Lorde
I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.Audre Lorde
I can't really define it in sexual terms alone although our sexuality is so energizing why not enjoy it too?Audre Lorde
I remember how being young and black and gay and lonely felt. A lot of it was fine, feeling I had the truth and the light and the key, but a lot of it was purely hell.Audre Lorde
I would like to do another piece of fiction dealing with a number of issues: Lesbian parenting, the 1960's, and interracial relationships in the Lesbian and Gay community.Audre Lorde
I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We've been taught that silence would save us, but it won't.Audre Lorde
In discussions around the hiring and firing of Black faculty at universities, the charge is frequently heard that Black women are more easily hired than are Black men.Audre Lorde
In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction.Audre Lorde
It's a struggle but that's why we exist, so that another generation of Lesbians of color will not have to invent themselves, or their history, all over again.Audre Lorde
Only by learning to live in harmony with your contradictions can you keep it all afloat.Audre Lorde
Poetry is not only dream and vision it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.Audre Lorde
The failure of academic feminists to recognize difference as a crucial strength is a failure to reach beyond the first patriarchal lesson. In our world, divide and conquer must become define and empower.Audre Lorde
The learning process is something you can incite, literally incite, like a riot.Audre Lorde
The quality of light by which we scrutinize our lives has direct bearing upon the product which we live, and upon the changes which we hope to bring about through those lives.Audre Lorde
There's always someone asking you to underline one piece of yourself - whether it's Black, woman, mother, dyke, teacher, etc. - because that's the piece that they need to key in to. They want to dismiss everything else.Audre Lorde
We have to consciously study how to be tender with each other until it becomes a habit because what was native has been stolen from us, the love of Black women for each other.Audre Lorde
When I dare to be powerful - to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.Audre Lorde
When I use my strength in the service of my vision it makes no difference whether or not I am afraid.Audre Lorde
When we create out of our experiences, as feminists of color, women of color, we have to develop those structures that will present and circulate our culture.Audre Lorde
F.A.Q. about Audre Lorde
When is her birthday?
Audre Lorde's birthday is on February 18, 1934.
In how many days is her birthday?
Audre's birthday is in 73 days
How old was Audre when she died?
She was 58 years old.
When did she die?
She died in November 17, 1992.
How old would she be today?
Audre Lorde would be 87 years old if she was alive today.
Where was Audre from?
She was born in New York City, New York, U.S..
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