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.

Insta: @intersectional_future



Carastathis, A. (2014). The Concept of Intersectionality in Feminist Theory. Philosophy Compass, 9(5), pp.304-314.

 Crenshaw, K. (1989). [online] Chicagounbound.uchicago.edu. Available at: https://chicagounbound.uchicago.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1052&context=uclf [Accessed 21 Mar. 2019].

 Obst, M. (2018). The Future Is Not Female. [online] Beta.upgration.de. Available at: https://beta.upgration.de/details/the-future-is-not-female.html [Accessed 21 Mar. 2019].

Ruiz-Grossman, S. (2017). You Don’t Have To March To Be In The Resistance. [online] HuffPost UK. Available at: https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/disability-activism-resistance-alice-wong_us_59270f76e4b061d8f8201e8f [Accessed 21 Mar. 2019].


  1. matildajes · April 8

    Hey Taani,
    Wow, I love this idea. Such an interesting and important topic and I can’t wait to see how you approach it. I think the idea of an Instagram profile is a great way to show the progress of your findings, as well as allowing people to participate in your movement. Will you also be discussing your development through blog posts, or will it be solely through social media?

    It would be interesting to hear about other opinions on the topic and what you uncover through your research in this project. Podcasts can be a great way to hear other voices and stories about these issues. I had never realised that intersectional feminism was already such a movement until I had a quick Google of any podcasts on the topic – there are so many! I’m sure you have already heard many of them, but I will include some that I found if you wanted to further look into them.


    Can’t wait to see how this project develops and the way you will address the future regarding this issue.


  2. Tahlia Irving · April 11

    Hi Taani,

    Like Matilda said, Instagram is a great choice of platform to use as everyone can get involved using the hashtag. User generated content can be really great and effective when trying to spread a message.

    Are you planning on tracking how much engagement you get with the hashtag? And if so how are you planning on doing this?

    I would also suggest looking into other related hashtags that perform well. This is an easy way to gain engagement with your posts.

    I was looking into intersectionality and came across the term ‘social stratification’. It talks about how we group people in society based on things such as class, race, sexual orientation and age. It’s Interesting to see how many different groups you can actually identify if you have a think about it. Here’s more info > https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_stratification

    Here are two links that might help you with managing your Instagram account:
    Sled Social (allows you to schedule Instagram posts): https://skedsocial.com
    Linktree (it’s a way to have multiple links in your bio): https://linktr.ee

    Can’t wait to see how the project goes.



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  5. taleasha · April 12

    Hi Taani,

    I have to agree with Matilda and Tahlia, Instagram is such a great platform to use for this, and your DA idea is fantastic!
    One thing I’ve noticed from previous DA’s that I have done, is that Instagram is great to use, but can also sometimes be hard to get traction on (likes, follows, comments, etc.), but I found that adding a lot of hashtags and interacting with similar accounts really helped!

    With my DA, I’m focusing on the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples/communities, and showing why I believe the gap will still exist in the future. I’m focusing a lot on past and present media, etc. (e.g. DNA testing, Stolen Generation, etc.). Perhaps media articles could be something you also potentially look at – past/current articles around people of colour, LGBTQ+, etc. – this could offer a background on what kind of light the media shine on particular people from these backgrounds, and how they overcome it.

    I look forward to seeing your DA!

    – T


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