Audre Lorde (1934–1992) was a Black feminist, lesbian, poet, mother, and warrior. She was a native New Yorker and the daughter of Caribbean immigrants. Through her writing and activism, she advocated for the liberation of oppressed peoples and for organizing to occur across differences of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, class, and ability. In 1980, she co-founded the Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press alongside others, including Barbara Smith and Cherríe Moraga. She published several sacred texts, including “Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic As Power” (1981) and Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (1984).