This blog is about all things political from the perspective of a black queer feminist. From ruminations on popular culture, politics, and history, this blog features writings, poetry, and visual art based on the personal experiences of its founder Candice Merritt.


Lorde & Company‘s name is rooted in the wisdom and visions of the self-identified black feminist, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet Audre Lorde. Her thoughts on the complexity of identity and her embrace of social differences contribute to the perspectives of this site. Lorde, however, was (and is) not alone in her views. This blog very much keeps the company of many other feminists–those named and famed–and those unknown and unclaimed. Lorde & Company, thus, often brings divergent and disparate voices together in the rumination mix. After all, being black, queer, and feminist are not always neat identities to navigate.


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