Becoming aware of privilege should not be viewed as a burden or source of guilt, but rather, an opportunity to learn and be responsible so that we may work toward a more just and inclusive world. Check your privilege.
Without intersectionality, feminism is dead. Without intersectionality, civil rights activism is broken. For every struggle it is of the utmost importance to be inclusive to other systems of oppression. In fact, Lorde's statement points to the fact that white women are in different boats than black women, however, neither can be liberated while the other is in chains.
For #blackhistorymonth, we would like to recognize Audre Lorde, a Black feminist leader. In our work at the Amara Legal Center, we look at our clients' lives through an intersectional lens like Lorde prescribes, realizing the impacts of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, etc. on their experiences.