Audre Lorde

It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.

  • Born: February 18th, 1934 Harlem, New York, NY
  • Pronouns: She/her
  • Died: November 17th, 1992
  • Spouse: Edwin Rollins (1962-1970)
  • Education:
  • Occupation: Writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, Civil Rights activist
  • Known For: Lorde’s works brought forth many emotions about social issues, such as Civil Rights and sexism.
  • Awards: Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry (1992, 1993), American Book Award (1989)
  • Interesting Fact: Lorde’s first poem appeared in Seventeen magazine when she was just in High school.

Audre Lorde was a feminist writer and poet who dedicated her life to addressing issues of racism, sexism, and homophobia.


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