A great American theorist of race, sexuality, gender, living, and dying, poet and activist Audre Lorde (1934–1992) created a body of work that was ahead of its time in its embrace of intersectionality. Her powerful collection of essays is a call to action for the social justice movement. Discover her inspiring words on intersectionality, lesbian sexuality, African-American identity, self-care and more.
In A Burst of Light and Other Essays, feminist and LGBTQ icon Audre Lorde presents readers with a powerful call to action, urging us to create a society that values and respects its people, centers justice and equity, and encourages self-care. Her reflections on her own battle with cancer are both raw and moving, while her essays emphasizing the radical political intersectionality of identities remain relevant today.