Audre Lorde ; February 18, 1934 – November 17, 1992) was an American writer, feminist , womanist , librarian , and civil rights activist. She was a self-described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet,” who dedicated both her life and her creative talent to confronting and addressing injustices of racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism , and homophobia. Click here to learn her story . Visit the Audre Lorde Project. Click Here .