Portrait of A Feminista – Ondine Quinn

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“Portrait of A Feminista” has been 4 months in the making. It was born out of last November’s #SecretLivesOfFeministas twitter conversation addressing the absence of Latina voices in mainstream feminism and the unique struggles faced by feministas. Read about the twitter movement that led to … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Feminista – Ynanna Djehuty

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Sylvia Rae Rivera. Dolores Huerta. Gloria Anzaldua. The legacies of these women should rival those of the most recognizable feminist heroines. They have helped to shape our world and yet they’re rarely known and even less likely to be celebrated; … Continue reading

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Interlopers on Social Media: Feminism, Women of Color and Oppression

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This fabulous piece echoes so much of what I was feeling after reading the Toxicity piece by Michelle Goldberg (http://www.thenation.com/article/178140/feminisms-toxic-twitter-wars?page=0%2C2)

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By Mariame Kaba and Andrea Smith

Before writing this piece, we thought about whether we should bother. Was this a discussion worth engaging? Ultimately, we decided that we had some thoughts to share and that it was worth it to add our voices to the ongoing discussion about the nature of online dialogue within feminism. As women of color who identify as feminist and who engage online, we are implicated in this conversation. We hope that the following words, written quickly, will resonate with some. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section.

Once upon a time, not long ago, there existed a place online where everything was civil and nice. In that place, people were able to engage in enlightened and evolved dialogue and they felt happy and safe. All of this changed when unruly and fearful invaders entered that place in significant numbers. The civil and…

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Secret Lives of Feministas

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Much of fourth-wave feminism is being shaped through social media and mainstream media. It is here (let’s be honest, everywhere) that Latina voices are seemingly absent. In actuality, voices from nearly all women of color have been pushed to the peripheral. Like so … Continue reading

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