Civil rights advocate and scholar of critical race theory, Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw coined the term intersectionality in 1989 to describe how multiple forms or types of oppression combine to affect people differently depending on their various social identities.
In our latest podcast we discuss our own experience learning about intersectionality in activism, including: what first sparked our conversation, our months-long debate about (and subsequent better understanding of) our own privilege, some uncomfortable truths we discovered, and our current understanding of how intersectionality relates to veganism.
After months of reading, researching, learning, and challenging our own ideas, we’ve come to understand that intersectionality is crucial to ensuring the longevity and efficiency of our vegan activism. We created this podcast to map out our thoughts, but also because a discussion as complex and important as this one shouldn’t just reside in one-on-one conversations. Hopefully we can create a spark of conversation, even if just between two more people.
In this podcast we mention:
Kimberlé Crenshaw; here’s an awesome Ted talk she recently did.
Vegan Warrior Princesses Attack podcast.