Black, lesbian, mother, warrior and poet. Audre Lorde was an American writer who dedicated her life to activism for standing up against homophobia, sexism, classism and racism. Her words of poetry tried to change the way people of color, the LGBTQ+ community and women were seen.
Lorde won not only the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry but also the American Book Award. She wrote over 30 books by the age of 58. She lost her battle to cancer in 1992 but her words live on and changed the world for many.