We Stand United: The Essential Intersectional Feminism Reading List

It feels like yesterday that I was writing about my reaction to the election. I remember receiving phone calls from my loved ones, fear-ridden voices asking, “Where do we go from here?” That day, I screamed and cried and then cried a little bit more.

Most Americans I know, regardless of age, reported similar feelings. Yet, here are, riding the high from one of the largest protests in history. We rolled 3.3 million deep across all 7 continents, with zero arrests. Ah, how far we’ve come! Look at our spunk, look at our fight! And with this massive mobilization comes the education. I have a sneaking suspicion that millions of men and women were introduced to the concept of intersectional feminism for the first time within the past 72 hours, due to the widespread critiques on the march.

I believe that until we can understand the intersection between our various privileges and disadvantages, we will be hindered in our fight against Trump’s misogynistic office. Education is our greatest weapon – gear up with some of my favorite intersectional feminist reads.

Women, Race, and Class by Angela Davis

Women, Native, Other by Trinh T. Minh-ha

Women and Gender in Islam by Leila Ahmed

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings By Radical Women of Color

Feminism Is For Everybody: Passionate Politics by bell hooks

Black Sexual Politics: African Americans, Gender, and the New Racism by Patricia Hill Collins

Intersectionality (Key Concepts) by Patricia Hill Collins

Borderlands / La Frontera: The New Mestiza by Gloria Anzaldúa

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock

Did I leave out your favorite book on intersectionality? Shoot me a note – julia@livefastmag.com

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