Presenter Information

Maya ThomasFollow

Major

Psychology

Anticipated Graduation Year

2022

Access Type

Open Access

Abstract

Audre Lorde, a queer Black poet, is known for speaking out against many forms of oppression and the topic of feminism. Lorde defined feminism as being more than identifying as a "woman" and emphasized the importance of acknowledging all identities a woman may have, such as race, class, and sexuality. Lorde's ideology of feminism became distinct from the general definition where inclusivity was often absent. This article will explore how Lorde's redefinition of feminism has exposed the intersectionality of oppression. This article will analyze Lorde's published pieces of work and how her writing style and delivery have impacted the feminist movement.

Faculty Mentors & Instructors

Dr. Elisabeth Bayley, Professor, English Department

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Audre Lorde - Unpacking Intersectionality and Oppression in Feminism

Audre Lorde, a queer Black poet, is known for speaking out against many forms of oppression and the topic of feminism. Lorde defined feminism as being more than identifying as a "woman" and emphasized the importance of acknowledging all identities a woman may have, such as race, class, and sexuality. Lorde's ideology of feminism became distinct from the general definition where inclusivity was often absent. This article will explore how Lorde's redefinition of feminism has exposed the intersectionality of oppression. This article will analyze Lorde's published pieces of work and how her writing style and delivery have impacted the feminist movement.