Intersectional Feminism

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What does feminism mean to me now? - Photo by Leighann Blackwood

What does feminism mean to me now?

Almost two years ago I first started writing for Girls’ Globe. As a woman, I have grown so much since then. I know more than what I used to know. Feminism continues to a way of learning. In my first post, I wrote about what

Intersectional Activism

My Intersectional Activism as a Black African Muslim Woman

My identities as being a Black Muslim woman who is also African come in one. I experience discrimination in many unique ways: my skin colour, my gender, my religion and being African. Often, the notion of have these identities tend to equate to me being a ‘thug’ (black), a ‘terrorist’ (Muslim), ‘poor’ (African) and oppressed (woman). But I’m here to say that this is not the case and I would not have it any other way. This is why I always emphasise on the importance of intersectional activism.

#SayHerName and #BlackLivesMatter

#SayHerName: An Intersectional and International Perspective on #BlackLivesMatter

In 2015, Sandra Bland died of asphyxiation in police custody. However, her death was ruled as suicide by police authorities. Most people did not believe this and took to the streets. This was how the #SayHerName movement started.

As we are all enraged at the violence displayed against Black men in America, let us not forget Black women and Black transgender women. As Malcolm X said in 1962, “The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman.” This rings true today for Black women and Black transgender women all over the world.

Feminism: a Guide for Young Women

Feminism: a Guide for Young Women

It’s no wonder so many girls and young women feel confused when they are first confronted with feminism. And as more experienced activists, we have to be there for them. Here are 5 ideas I’d like to pass to the next generation of feminists.

Intersectionality: from Theory to Practice by Girls' Globe

Intersectionality: from Theory to Practice

In a lot of mainstream feminist media, culture and conversation, intersectionality has become a buzzword. But what does it actually mean, and how does it relate to gender equality? To understand more, we spoke to Mpho Elizabeth Mpofu.

Diversity in Beauty is neither a Trend nor a Threat by Chante Moos for Girls' Globe

Diversity in Beauty is neither a Trend nor a Threat

For the first time in history, all of the major beauty pageant titles are held by black women. For the first time ever, young black and brown girls can see themselves represented in a space that had previously excluded them.

The women winning these pageants are being praised for embracing features that have not always been considered ‘beautiful’. During her final statement at Miss Universe 2019, South Africa’s very own Zozibini Tunzi said:

“I grew up in a world where someone who looks like me, with my kind of skin and my kind of hair, was never considered to be beautiful. I think it’s time that it stops.”

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