Mary Beth Edelson, Woman Rising, 1974
Photograph | Fergus Greer
Blood and guts in high school
This is all I know
Parents teachers boyfriends
All have got to go.
Some folks like trains,
Some folks like ships,
I like the way you move your hips
All I want is the taste of your lips,
All I want is the taste of your lips.
—Kathy Acker (via vanillaasky)
Today would have been Audre Lorde's 80th birthday. The writer and civil rights activist spoke with NPR's Carol Jones in February 1984.
"I am very, very interested in solving the differences that exist between me and straight black women, between me as a black woman and black men, between me as a black woman and between white women, between me and any of those people for whom the future has a general shape that the future has for me," she said. "In other words, for those people who are interested as I am interested in bringing about a future that all of our children can flourish in."
WE’RE THE STAINS AND WE DON’T PUT OUT