quote of the week

“Without community, there is no liberation… but community must not mean a shedding of out differences, nor the pathetic pretense that these differences do not exist.”

– Audre Lorde, “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House,” Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches

119_porr1 Audre Lorde was a Black feminist, poet, writer, lesbian and civil rights activist. Lorde was a born and raised New Yorker who dedicated her life and her art to calling out racism, homophobia, and sexism. Lorde is known for expressing herself with passion and boldness, taking any topic or oppressive groups head-on. Her book Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches was published in 1984 and deals with themes of oppression, identity, love, racism, homophobia, and sexism.