Today is apparently the birthday of not just one incredible visionary, but TWO incredible visionaries: Audre Lorde and Toni Morrison.

Ten Quotes to Celebrate Audre Lorde's Birthday

Flashback Photos to Celebrate Toni Morrison's 83rd Birthday

Both of these women, besides just being excellent, beautiful writers, have been crucial to my education and my understanding of the world around me, of helping me to better understand and prioritize black women's voices and experience.


ETA: Gonzo already covered this, apparently! Oopsy-doodle. Enjoy the cute pics/awesome quotes, though.