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Audre Lorde

Dear Sister Outsider

Poetry Foundation | Posted 05.20.2016 | Books
Poetry Foundation

On Audre Lorde and writing oneself into existence By Lavelle Porter Dear Audre, Two years, ago your name came up in one of the most improbable place...

Poetry off the Shelf: The Uses of Anger

Poetry Foundation | Posted 05.23.2016 | Books
Poetry Foundation

Producer Curtis Fox explores the diverse world of contemporary American poetry with readings by poets, interviews with critics, and short poetry docum...

"What's LOVE got to do with it?" Self-publishing as a Black feminist act of radical self-care

Zetta Elliott | Posted 04.05.2016 | Books
Zetta Elliott

"The Door at the Crossroads" may not be perfect, but it deserves to exist in the world. It can serve as a mirror for so many Black teens who never get to see themselves in the pages of a fantasy novel. My hope is that my act of Black feminist resistance will inspire a new generation of writers

Daily Meditation: Sand Castles

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.23.2016 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

This Clothing Line Honors Black Intellects With Their Own Fictional College

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.24.2016 | Black Voices

One clothing company is honoring a few of black history's greats by giving them their own fictional universities modeled after their works. Philadel...

Audre Lorde Magic

Linda_Villarosa | Posted 02.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Linda_Villarosa

We black girls have our magic, but we need the words of Audre Lorde now more than ever. And in these messy times, so does everyone else.

Pedagogies of Belonging

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 12.07.2015 | College
Gina Athena Ulysse

There is a conversation Black faculty often have with Black students that we rarely mention in public, let alone in mixed company. The tone of this exchange differs to some extent if the student are U.S. born or from the diaspora. It follows discussions that open their consciousness as they grapple with accepting an inescapable truth -- they are Black.

Call and Response: The Gifts of Women Poets (Part 1)

Poetry Foundation | Posted 09.14.2015 | Books
Poetry Foundation

By Amy King "When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to s...

QUIZ: Which Feminist Icon Are You?

The Huffington Post | HuffPost Women | Posted 05.14.2015 | Women

Our favorite feminist pioneers are women we all aspire to be like. So which one are you most similar to? From Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Audre Lorde, t...

20 Black Poets You Should Know (And Love)

The Root | Hope Wabuke | Posted 04.16.2015 | Black Voices

In 1996 the Academy of American Poets dubbed April National Poetry Month to celebrate the richness of American poetry. In its honor, here are 20 black...

Here's to Strong, Smart Women in Sensible Shoes

Christopher Murray | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Christopher Murray

While being an LGBT person is usually thought of as intrinsically focused on sex, sexuality and, now, marriage, for most of us I'd wager, central strengths and satisfactions have been found among those we call friends.

Don't Just 'Get Over It'

Ravishly | Posted 01.10.2015 | Women
Ravishly

We often don't feel entitled to our own biological signals, which is on the list of things that piss me off. Because anger is a tool -- and we're being instructed to neglect it.

Remembering the Life, Love and Legacy of Audre Lorde

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

Dr. Gloria I. Joseph has a treasure trove of memories of the renowned Audre Lorde, her late partner. Joseph's long-awaited new book, The Wind Is Spirit: The Life, Love and Legacy of Audre Lorde, gives us a rare glimpse of Lorde, as told by people who knew Lorde or whose work was greatly impacted by her.

On Raven-Symoné and Erasing Black Lesbian Identity

Dinean Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dinean Robinson

Refusing a label or claiming humanism does not excuse Raven from the responsibility she bears as a participant in communities where people are fighting and dying to exist. Nor does it help deconstruct the racist, homophobic systems prevalent in America.

The Magic Of Meshell Ndegeocello

Diriye Osman | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment
Diriye Osman

It's fair to say that, in our age of digitized apathy and carefully-curated online inertia, you can add singer-songwriter and bassist Meshell Ndegeocello to that long line of creative polymaths who have not only injected vital energy into the culture but repeatedly spoken truth to power.

The Trans Day of Action: Taking Back Stonewall

Culture-ist | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Culture-ist

Forty-five years ago, just after midnight on June 28, 1969, the NYPD conducted a routine raid on the Stonewall Inn. Crowds of trans women, sex workers, and homeless youth were handcuffed and pushed into paddy wagons. And then a curious thing happened. The people in handcuffs began to fight back.

Heavy Makeup, Fishnets And Short Shorts Don't Make Me Less Of A Feminist

Gabriela Rivera-Morales | Posted 06.05.2016 | Women
Gabriela Rivera-Morales

You can't convince me that I'm immediately complicit in a sexist system for loving makeup and wearing short shorts or itty-bitty crop tops.

'Political Paralysis' From The Impossible Will Take a Little While

Paul Loeb | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Paul Loeb

We don't have to be perfect saints or know every answer to every question to begin working for a more just world. We can be wounded or hesitant ourselves, sometimes profoundly so.

Global Warming: The Inevitability Trap

Paul Loeb | Posted 07.06.2014 | Green
Paul Loeb

Is the biggest hurdle on climate change outright denial? Or is it the sense that of being overwhelmed and too late, that there's nothing we can do?

Best Commencement Speech Ever for Environmental Hope?

Paul Loeb | Posted 07.06.2014 | College
Paul Loeb

Paul Hawken has long been one of my heroes. He was the press coordinator for Martin Luther King's historic Selma-to-Montgomery march. He turned a smal...

Best Environmental Commencement Speech Ever?

Paul Loeb | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green
Paul Loeb

Paul Hawken has long been one of my heroes. He was the press coordinator for Martin Luther King's historic Selma-to-Montgomery march. He turned a smal...

The Worth of Michael Sam

Rabbi Michael Bernstein | Posted 04.15.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Bernstein

The great miracle of being human, according to a beautiful Jewish tradition is that our Creator coins each of us with the same Divine Image and yet no two of us are the same.

What the Duck: Justice or Lost Opportunity?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.21.2014 | Entertainment
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Phil Robertson, in his own misguided and offensive fashion, has given us as a society much to unpack by his linking multiple issues and multiple form of oppression (heterosexism, racism, classism, environmental control and degradation), and all in the context of religious justification.

The Invisible Epidemic: Lesbians and Cancer

Victoria A. Brownworth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Victoria A. Brownworth

Now the pink has been put away for another year and breast cancer is no longer in the spotlight. Unless you happen to be a breast cancer survivor or be battling the disease yourself, that is -- like me and millions of other women, many of us lesbians.

On Egypt and First World Choice

Cassie Premo Steele | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cassie Premo Steele

Sexuality, revolution, death, and love -- these are things that happen to us whether we choose them or not. Only someone whose life is so cradled in first world privilege can afford to deny this.