Zitate von Audre Lorde
Geburtstag: 18. Februar 1934
Todesdatum: 17. November 1992
Audre Geraldine Lorde war eine US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und Aktivistin. Sie bezeichnete sich selbst als black lesbian feminist mother poet warrior .
Zitate Audre Lorde
„When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.“
— Audre Lorde, buch The Cancer Journals
The Cancer Journals, Special Edition, Aunt Lute Books, San Francisco, CA, 1997, p. 13.
(1981) Audre Lorde, “The Uses of Anger: Women Responding to Racism”
„It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.“
— Audre Lorde, Our Dead Behind Us: Poems
Quelle: Our Dead Behind Us: Poems
— Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches
Quelle: Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches
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„Poetry coins the language to express and charter this revolutionary awareness and demand, the implementation of that freedom.“
"Poetry is Not a Luxury"
Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (1984)
Kontext: The white fathers told us, I think therefore I am; and the black mothers in each of us-the poet-whispers in our dreams, I feel therefore I can be free. Poetry coins the language to express and charter this revolutionary awareness and demand, the implementation of that freedom.
„I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood. That the speaking profits me, beyond any other effect.“
essay "The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action", in Sister Outsider
„and when we speak we are afraid
our words will not be heard
but when we are silent
we are still afraid
So it is better to speak
we were never meant to survive“
— Audre Lorde, The Black Unicorn: Poems
Quelle: The Black Unicorn: Poems
essay "The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House", in Sister Outsider