today would have been her 80th

As a black lesbian feminist comfortable with the many different ingredients of my identity, and a woman committed to racial and sexual freedom from oppression, I find I am constantly being encouraged to pluck out some one aspect of myself and present this as the meaningful whole, eclipsing or denying the other parts of self. But this is a destructive and fragmenting way to live.
—  Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde, activist, author, librarian and all-around brilliant. Today, February 18th 2014, would have been her 80th birthday.

“If you don’t define yourself for yourself, then you will be crushed into other people’s fantasies of you and eaten alive.” – Audre Lorde


Today would have been her 80th birthday. Ashe.