Identity and Intersectionality

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Identity & Intersectionality

Identities – Enjoy this interesting program exploring the complexity of identities. If you like hearing people’s stories, you’ll love this! Click here to listen. (podcast)

Don’t ask me where I’m from, ask me where I’m local – A wonderful TED Talk that provides a framework for building deeper connections around identity and place. Click here to watch. (video)

The danger of a single story–  In this TED Talk, novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. (video)

Kids Explain Intersectionality –  In this short video, kids take a complex concept and make it very understandable, in a very adorable way.  (video)

The urgency of intersectionality – In this TED Talk Kimberlé Crenshaw uses the term “intersectionality” to describe this phenomenon; as she says, if you’re standing in the path of multiple forms of exclusion, you’re likely to get hit by both. In this moving talk, she calls on us to bear witness to this reality and speak up for victims of prejudice. (video)

The intersectionality wars  Read about the origins, the debate, and the misconceptions surrounding the concept of intersectionality (blog).

Intersectionality Matters – A podcast hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw featuring conversations about intersectionality in the current socio-political context with Black scholars, activists & advocates, journalists, and thought-leaders.  (podcast)

Intersectional feminism: what it means and why it matters right now – This United Nation blog post looks at  intersectionality in a global context featuring the voices and activism of women from all over the world. (blog)

The Essential Audre Lorde  Audre Lorde was a writer and activist whose feminism pushed back against society’s tendency for categorization. Her activism was deeply intersectional, her writing multi-genre. She embraced differences within individuals and within communities, believing that we are interdependent and better for our complexities. (online feminist encyclopedia entry)

Kyriarchy 101 – Learn about how the concept of “kyriarchy” is aligned with intersectional feminism. (blog)