“Strip away all the fancy language, and all we’re really talking about is looking out for each other.”
You might have heard the word intersectionality tossed around a lot in feminist circles. But what does intersectional feminism really mean?
In this video, feminist YouTubers Franchesca Ramsey and Laci Green break it all down – what intersectionality is, why it’s important, and what it really means in practice once you strip away all the fancy language.
Check it out and you’ll learn the key steps to practicing intersectionality, and why mistakes are just part of the process. Franchesca and Laci even take on three key issues to show how a simple change in perspective can help you shift from supporting just middle class white women to supporting all of us.
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- Why Our Feminism Must Be Intersectional (And 3 Ways to Practice It)
- Laverne Cox Explains the Intersection of Transphobia, Racism, and Misogyny (And What to Do About It)
Laci Green is a sex education activist living in Los Angeles. She runs the popular Sex Plus Youtube channel, which now has well over 1,000,000 subscribers and viewers in all 196 countries. The project is made up of a biweekly video series, daily blogging, a robust university lecture circuit, and community activism. She also hosts MTV Braless, in addition to producing videos for Planned Parenthood.
Franchesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey is a graphic designer and video blogger based out of New York City. With over 100k subscribers on her two YouTube channels, Chescaleigh and Chescalocs she and her videos have been featured on numerous style and entertainment blogs and news publications including MTV, The New York Times, Essence.com, and The BBC. In addition to making YouTube videos, she’s the writer-at-large for Upworthy.com and host of the MTV News webseries “Decoded”. Follow her on Twitter @chescaleigh.