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Happy Birthday Audre Lorde

By February 18, 2013

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Audre LordeIf she had lived, she would be 79 years old today. Audre Lorde was an out and proud lesbian/feminist/woman/poet. Although she died in 1992, people still gain wisdom and inspiration from her writing such as this quote:

"Those of us who stand outside the circle of this society's definition of acceptable women; those of us who have been forged in the crucibles of difference - those of us who are poor, who are lesbians, who are Black, who are older - know that survival is not an academic skill. It is learning how to stand alone, unpopular and sometimes reviled, and how to make common cause with those others identified as outside the structures in order to define and seek a world in which we can all flourish. It is learning how to take our differences and make them strengths."- Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider

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