“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 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.