Double Birthday Time!

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Happy birthday to Toni Morrison (who turns 82) and Audre Lorde (who would have turned 79)!

It’s hard to overstate the importance of their fight to make the voices of women of color heard, and perhaps impossible to overstate how talented and hard-working both have been as writers.


Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →