i am currently reading warrior poet: a biography of audre lorde and came across these words, from “her journal notes for 1975-76”, (bold & other emphases are my own) :
“I have a right to be black. I have a right to be different and I have a right to survive. I have a right to join with other different human beings who are also black. Blackness doesn’t mean we are one lump of chocolate poured on the face of eternity. Until each of us can love herself & himself, in all our contradictions, we will never survive as a people in this land because we will never survive as individuals” (p. 159).