Intersectional Feminism

Our Definition

a movement recognizing that barriers to gender equality vary according to other aspects of identity, including age, race, ethnicity, class, and religion, and striving to address a diverse spectrum of issues.

Real Life Examples

Rose is an intersectional feminist blogger who focuses on the ways that disability and gender intersect.

Lelani works with a non-profit whose goal is to advocate for incarcerated black women who have been discriminated against by the justice system.

Common Practices

Everyone is different - you'll see this repeated throughout our website and glossary - so everyone's needs and requirements for aftercare are different. 
Common aftercare practices include, but certainly aren't limited to:
  • Support of marginalized people and groups across the spectrum
  • Taking into account one’s own privilege, where it exists. 
  • Acknowledging ways in which one's experiences overlap with, and differ from, those of others. 
  • Focus on issues that one has in depth knowledge of, while lifting up the voices of people with different areas of focus. 

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Got a beef with our definition?

Of course we don't speak for everyone! If you feel we are missing additional info, context, facts, history, or data, please email us and let us know!

While we can't promise every suggestion will make it, we'll always be working to keep this glossary thorough and inclusive!