Audre Lorde

 

AudAudre Lordere Lorde (1934 – 1992) was a Caribbean-American writer, radical feminist, womanist, lesbian, and civil rights activist.

One of her most notable efforts was her activist work with Afro-German women in the 1980s in Germany. She spoke on issues surrounding civil rights, feminism, and oppression. Her work gained both wide acclaim and wide criticism, due to the elements of social liberalism and sexuality presented in her work and her emphasis on revolution and changes.

Some of Audre’s published poetry are:  Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches;  The Cancer Journals; and The Black Unicorn Poems.

Read one of Audre’s poems called  Afterimages.

Audre battled breast cancer for 14 years before she died  in 1992, at the age of 58.