AUDRE LORDE 1934-1992
Author, poet, feminist, and self-described warrior. She was born to Caribbean immigrants in Harlem and began writing poetry at a young age. Her childhood, years of sexual awakening, and experiences of the gay scene in 1950s Greenwich Village are detailed in her beautiful 1982 novel Zami: A New Spelling of My Name, which she called a “biomythography.” In addition to inventing genres, she also contributed to modern feminist thought by asserting that her dual identities as black and lesbian were intertwined, and by criticizing feminists in the 60s who ignored the racial and sexual divides that exist among women. She was the New York State Poet Laureate from 1991 until her death the following year, after a long battle with cancer.
Spicy Sweet Potato Fries
Hungry Happens writes:
The perfect side dish for any meal. Spicy and sweet always feels good. If you can’t get your hands on chipotle powder, you can easily sub in chili powder or cayenne pepper to spice things up.
I subbed in yogurt for the dipping sauce in lieu of using sour cream
- 2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled & sliced
- 2.5 tbs coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 tsp chipotle powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 3/4 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp sea salt
“In the fifth grade I was arrested from school and suspended for a week cause I made blueprints and plans and went through the classrooms stealing all the Goosebumps books. I was successful with three classrooms. The way I did it, every week I came home with a certain amount. I had numbers one through 73. Then I fucking got caught. And I was a little smartass, so I was like, What a coincidence! A black youth getting arrested for wanting to read. So I made a list of everyone I thought snitched on me, who I was going to kill and torture.”
— Tyler, The Creator.
She loves her coconut oil, shea butter, black soap, olive oil, natural hair, saggy clothes, long dresses, hair wraps, twist outs, lemon water, green tea, grapes, sunflowers, friends, family, and future.
What’s a label? She doesn’t have one
A carefree black girl (via thedappledsky)
man i love this more than anything
I feel so happy about this