A leader in the feminist movement of the 1960’s, she advocated for the rights of women of color and preached, “Women are powerful and dangerous.”
Her weapon of choice? Articulate words expressed through poetry, touching on topics such as racial and sexual oppression, exploring pride, violence, and forced silence. She focused on building bridges between people of color worldwide, emphasizing the connections between life, politics, and art. Her goal was to bring awareness to the urgency of changing destructive social patterns. Before her death in November of 1992, she took the name Gamba Adisa. It means “warrior She Who Makes Her Meaning Known.’
She’s Audre Lorde, and what she did matters.