Bite-Sized Bits Through the Ages 1970: “Martha” by Audre Lorde


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:

In this episode:

Audre Lorde and a Celebration Through Labels

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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