Lorde explains that being lesbian, a socialist, black, and many other things can influence the way you act in certain situations. Since she doesn't fit into most categorys of social hierarchy, she needs to change the way she thinks and acts in different places. She is always conscious of 'what' she is and how others will label her. This is the same thing that happens to people who aren't male, Christian, middle class, heterosexual, and white. She explains that we can only show our true colors in one category. A good example of this is the one she uses of her going to a feminist convention. She downplays her lesbian and black qualities to fit in better. Lorde explain how we need to see her and people like her, who are different and dont fit into social norms, as good. We need to accept and listen to what these people have to say because they are in a good position to help us understand oppression.
Anzaldua explains how she caught in between two worlds, and how these cultures never intersect. Anzaldua talks about the borderlands consciousness and the hybrid consciousness that she faces each day. Her viewpoint is that everthing is broken and never intersect. She views herself to always be an outsider because of the fact that she will never completely fit into either of her 'worlds'. She is always on the absolute outskirts of the cultures she is in. Her 3rd world persepective can also help us to understand the ways in which opression affect us in our everyday and in others' everyday.
Lorde and Analdua are very similar because of the fact that they both talk about intersectionality. They each discuss their feeling on intersectionality in different ways, and both concluded that their standpoint in culture and on the social hierarchy can help us to better understand oppression, gender, and power.