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Poet Audre Lorde

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Micah Axalan

on 7 February 2013

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the "Black Lesbian Mother, Warrior, and Poet"
~Audre Lorde Audre Lorde Walking the streets
of a former hell Chain of Hearts Birth of Knowledge At the age of 4 she learned to talk while she learned to read and write
From childhood, she went to Catholic Grammar schools, St. Marks for elementary, and St, Catherines for middle school.
Afterwards, she went to Hunter high school were she found many of her friends.
Then she went to Hunter College for 5 years and got a bachelors degree in library science. Border of Life The Things the Lorde Loved The lullaby of a descending hell Audre Lorde - born in New York City.
18th of February 1934

Audre Lorde passed away on the 17th of November 1992 at the age of 58
She now rests on a small island, Santa Cruz, in the Carribeans Frances Clayton - Mildred Thompson - White professor in psychology who supported her poetry, and was supposed to be Audre's life long partner until Audre had an affiar with some other women. Sculptor and painter whom Audre had an affair with for 2 years. Edwin Rollins - Her first marriage to an attorney and had two kids with, Elizabeth and Jonathan, but ended in divorce in 1970 She was born tongue-tied and nearsighted that she was legally blind.
Due to her parents strict rule, she became very isolated and become an outcast in her school.
She also experienced many racist acts on her in schools too.
She then used poetry to get her feelings out.
Then in high school she joined a group call the sisterhood of rebels who were also outcasts and poets.
These compliments also lead to her to becoming an activist. [Complications of her past] [Her last years} in her last 14 years of her life she had battle caner.
She was diagnosed breast cancer in 1978 and went under a lot of mastectomy
However 6 years later she was diagnosed with liver cancer which she had died from. [Her education throughout her lifetime] [Her Relationships with people] [overview from beginning to end] Black, lesbian, and strong Audre Lorde was famous for many things but she mostly known for her work in poetry and
Audre Lorde wrote poetry about differences of women and the individual person.
She referred her self as part of a continuum of women and a concert of voices.
She also refused to be categorized in anyway, which showed her determination in coming across as and individual rather than a stereotype.
A lot of her work focuses a lot on race and sexuality, this is due to her being a black lesbian women in the 1960's, were there were a lot of prejudices against race, gender and sexuality. Audre was a poet, from her childhood, she used poetry as an outlet for all her thoughts and feelings, she loved poetry
She also became an activist, speaking out to people about the problems with race and sexuality in her time, she also preached about individual strengthening.
Some hobbies she took part in was a writer and essayist due to her love of poetry. "If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive." "It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences." "Each time you love, love as deeply as if it were forever". "Our visions begin with our desires." By: Micah Axalan
Period 4 English
1 January 2013 Thank you for your time~
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