Artist Statement

Audre Lorde was a self-proclaimed black, lesbian, feminist, socialist, mother, and warrior poet.  A charismatic speaker, Lorde valued honest, self-awareness and “speaking truth to power”.  She held herself to the highest standards of integrity. She questioned not only the racism, sexism, homophobia, and classism of the social structure, her peers, the black community, the white power structure, and feminist sisters, but also the internalized versions of these “isms” within herself.