Intersectionality is a term that was coined in 1989 by Kimberlé Crenshaw and has since gone on to elaborate and evolve the term to how it is used today. In its simplest form, intersectional feminism attempts to address that oppression is not through single characteristics and that they often intersect in a person. That many different forms of oppression such as racism, sexism, ableism and queerphobia can intersect and therefore marginalise a person further (Carastathis, 2014). However, through the social movement #intersectional_future (and @intersectional_future) I hope to bring to light the many faces of those in defiance of intersectional oppression and working towards holistic equality.
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