Name: Audre Lorde
Distinction: Her work made her a pillar of contemporary feminist thought
Brief History: Might be best to let Lorde describe herself in her own words. She said she was a “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet”. And I think it’s safe to say that she accurately described herself. Her work heavily focused on the themes of revolution and change. Sadly, she battled breast cancer for 14 years but used the experience to produce award winning work.
Importance: People like Audre Lorde exist to smash expectations. They’re here to offer us a different idea of what a person can be.