Margaret Randall is a poet, essayist, oral historian, translator, photographer and social activist. Her life and consequently her writings focus on themes of women’s political activism, social revolution, art, feminism, cross-cultural relationships, and lesbianism. Most of Randall's writings focus on Latin America and the United States. The years she spent in Mexico, Cuba, and Nicaragua figure prominently in her works. Randall uses mediums of photography, oral history, poetry, essay, translation, and narrative to bring her issues to light.