Thursday, April 23, 2009

Are You Afraid to Follow Your Inner Vision?

From Denny: Audre Geraldine Lorde (February 18, 1934 - November 17, 1992) was a Carribean-American activist, though born in New York City to immigrant parents was also a writer and poet. A lot of her work centered on challenging feminist thought in the area of racism.

She was born so near-sighted that she was considered legally blind. Yet she managed to read at the early age of four years old and later go on to college and become a feminist writer.

Receiving a masters degree in library science, Lorde graduated the prestigious Columbia University. Audre married an attorney but divorced after having two children.

She become known for her work as a gay activist as she decided she too was gay. She worked in the civil rights of the 1960's, feminist movement, and was anti-war. She struggled with the battle of breast cancer for 14 years before her death.

Lorde was State Poet of New York from 1991 to 1992.

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“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

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