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31 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Audre Lorde. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Audre Lorde, often where they are interviewed.

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31 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Audre Lorde. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Audre Lorde, often where they are interviewed.

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445: A Discussion of The Selected Works of Audre Lorde, with Audi Barnes!

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On this week's show, poet and scholar Audi Barnes and I discuss the essays and poetry of Audre Lorde.

Nov 07 2020 · 54mins
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When Dara Met Audre Lorde

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This is Episode 2, Season 2 of The TMI Project Podcast: Black Stories Matter featuring TMI Project storyteller and Co-director of Black Stories Matter, Dara Lurie. This episode was produced by Hayley Downs and mixed by Marlan Barry. It was co-produced by Radio Kingston. Special thanks to Ida Hakkila, Nate Brogan, Kale Kaposhilin, Jimmy Buff, and North Guild Productions. 

In addition to leading TMI Project’s Black Stories Matter program, Dara is an author and manuscript coach. She received a B.A. in Film & Theater from Vassar College and M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Hunter College. Dara grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and migrated in the early 1980s to West Berlin, Germany, where she tended bar, wrote, and performed in the theater while living in different communities of squatters, Green Party activists, journalists, teachers, and social workers. Her first book, Great Space of Desire; Writing for Personal Evolution, is a memoir and creative guide for writers wishing to tell their own stories.

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Nov 06 2020 · 25mins

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Audre Lorde's The Cancer Journals, 40 years on. A conversation with Elizabeth Lorde-Rollins

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A self-described “Black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet,” Audre Lorde had a poem for every occasion, says her daughter, Dr. Elizabeth Lorde-Rollins, in this week’s conversation with Katie Hafner.

Lorde's lifelong love of words led her to a life as a renowned poet and author of more than a dozen volumes. Her poetry is unflinching, raw and filled with rage against social, racial and sexual norms.

 In 1978, Lorde was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a radical mastectomy. Her experiences and emotions at that time were chronicled in her diaries, which were then published in a book titled, The Cancer Journals.

The Cancer Journals was among the first narratives to lend voice to the physical and emotional isolation of breast cancer, is now being republished 40 years after its original release. 

Elizabeth, an ob-gyn who is currently studying acupuncture, speaks about her reactions to her mother's work when she was young, her mother's life and legacy, and the continued relevance of her work.

Fittingly, Penguin Classic's new edition coincides with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

Forty years after The Cancer Journals was first published, Black women still have the highest breast cancer death rate of all racial and ethnic groups in the U.S., and they’re 42% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women are. This is just plain wrong and it needs to be redressed.

To coincide with its literary tribute to Audre Lorde, Penguin Random House has pledged its support to Black Women's Health Imperative, an organization that supports health and wellness initiatives for Black women. 

We hope you'll support BWHI, too. Here's their Web site.

Further ways you can donate:  Susan G. Komen organization, Ralph Lauren's Pink Pony Campaign and/or Breast Cancer Action, an organization we think Audre would heartily approve of.

Don't forget to visit us at ourmothersourselves.com. And while you're there, please contribute your word to the mother word cloud.

Music composed and performed by
Andrea Perry.
Artwork by Paula Mangin. (@PaulaBallah)
Producer: Alice Hudson
Intern: Rosie Manock (@RosieManock)

Oct 10 2020 · 33mins
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Marrisa Robinson- Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

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Audre Lorde- Sister Outsider 

Sep 20 2020 · 1hr 15mins
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Writer Roxane Gay on the Significance of Audre Lorde

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In the introduction to a new anthology of the work of Black lesbian writer and activist Audre Lorde, Roxane Gay writes that Lorde "is an exemplar of public intellectualism who is as relevant in this century as she was in the last.” Gay, an author whose best-selling books include "Bad Feminist" and "Hunger," edited the new anthology titled, "The Selected Works of Audre Lorde." The book features a mix of Lorde's groundbreaking poetry and prose on topics of race, queer identity, feminism and justice. With her selections, Gay aims to highlight the "grace, power, and fierce intelligence" of Lorde's writing and the ways it helped make the experiences of Black women more visible. We'll talk to Gay about the work and legacy of Audre Lorde.
Sep 15 2020 · 53mins
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Ep28 – Audre Lorde: Warrior Poet

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Audre Lorde was a self-described “Black, lesbian, feminist, mother, poet warrior.”
Aug 27 2020 · 21mins
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Audre Lorde

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Today’s episode is about Audre Lorde, in her own words, “black, lesbian, mother, warrior poet”. Learn about Audre's travels from Mexico to Benin, how she navigated her multifaceted identity over her lifetime, and the names of not one but two queer pets!

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Note: We apologise for the sound quality issues on Eli's microphone in this episode.

Jul 14 2020 · 1hr 49mins
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Bite-Sized Bits Through the Ages 1970: "Martha" by Audre Lorde

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Maggie and Harmony kick off another Bite-Sized Bits decade by exploring "Martha" by Audre Lorde. Lorde, a famous feminist and American writer, is often not talked about enough when it comes to her poetry. "Martha," published in 1970, was her coming out piece. It explores death and rebirth, loss, coming out, and uncertainty as central themes. You can read it for yourself here: http://themirrorpoetry.blogspot.com/2018/08/martha-audre-lorde.html

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What we're reading:

On Beauty by Zadie Smith


In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado


Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand by Samuel R. Delany


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by The-Terf-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named


War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy


What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays by Damon Young


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Jun 22 2020 · 43mins
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Audre Lorde with Catherine Clune-Taylor

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Catherine Clune-Taylor, Ph.D. is a Black queer feminist writer, educator and activist. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Feminist Science and Technology Studies at San Diego State University, which is even cooler than you think it is. About 13.6% cooler, to be precise. Please send her some love, and by love we mean money and venmo her Catherine-Taylor-23

Catherine would also like to direct donations to the Emergency Relief Fund https://emergencyreleasefund.com/about/ which provides bail funds to keep trans folks in NYC out of prison. For more resources to support black trans people, look here: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/n7wnbb/tony-mcdade-nina-pop-how-to-help

Jun 18 2020 · 25mins
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Foremothers | Day 1 | Audre Lorde

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Today's 30-minute walk is dedicated to the brave and brilliant Audre Lorde.  She argued that our very survival is political - that we were never meant to survive.  As you walk, meditate on her idea of "radical self-care."  What would it look like if you were radical about caring for yourself? How would it even feel?  What does it require? Today, you can walk in silent meditation, join our phone conversation, or cue up the playlist to let Audre Lorde's inspiring words guide you. This is your 21-day journey.  The only thing we ask is that you walk at least 30 minutes and reflect each day.  This habit will transform your life. We'll be cheering! #daughtersof #girltrek

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Jun 01 2020 · 33mins