ⓘ Category:Multicultural feminism

African Feminist Forum

The African Feminist Forum is a biennial conference that brings together African feminist activists to deliberate on issues of key concern to the feminist movement. It was developed out of the growing concern amongst feminists on the continent, that the efforts to advance the rights of women on the continent were under serious threat from a number of sources. It took place for the first time in November 2006 in Accra, Ghana, and has subsequently convened in Uganda, Senegal and in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Aunt Lute Books

Aunt Lute Books is a multicultural feminist press whose mission is to "publish literature by women whose voices have been traditionally under-represented in mainstream and small press publishing" and "distribute literature that expresses the true complexity of women’s lives and the possibilities for personal and social change." The publisher has a stated aim to embrace the opportunity to work with and support first-time authors.

Bi Women Quarterly

Bi Women Quarterly is a grassroots publication that works in affiliation with the Boston Bisexual Womens Network in Boston, Massachusetts. Started in September 1983, it is the oldest running publication for bisexual women. Bi Women Quarterly is published four times each year, and accepts a variety of submission types including fiction writing, nonfiction writing, poetry, news articles, book reviews, letters to the editor, and visual art. The publication is "staffed entirely by volunteers," and is stationed in Jamaica Plain, a neighborhood in the city of Boston. The goal of the publication ...

Common Lives/Lesbian Lives

Common Lives/Lesbian Lives was a collectively produced lesbian quarterly which published out of Iowa City, Iowa, from 1981-1996. The magazine had a stated commitment to reflect the diversity of lesbians by actively soliciting and printing in each issue the work and ideas of lesbians of color, Jewish lesbians, fat lesbians, lesbians over fifty and under twenty years old, disabled lesbians, poor and working-class lesbians, and lesbians of varying cultural backgrounds. Common Lives/Lesbian Lives was a cultural milestone in the lesbian publishing world, as it was one of the first lesbian journ ...

Conditions (magazine)

Conditions was a lesbian feminist literary magazine that came out biannually from 1976 to 1980 and annually from 1980 until 1990, and included poetry, prose, essays, book reviews, and interviews. It was founded in Brooklyn, New York, by Elly Bulkin, Jan Clausen, Irena Klepfisz and Rima Shore.


INCITE! Women, Gender Non-Conforming, and Trans people of Color Against Violence, formerly known as INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence, is a United States-based national activist organization of radical feminists of color advancing a movement to end violence against women of color and their communities. INCITE! is organized by a national collective of women of color and has active chapters and affiliates in San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Denver, Albuquerque, Austin, New Orleans, Boston, Philadelphia, New York City, Ann Arbor, Binghamton, Chicago, and a chapter in Toronto, Ontario, C ...

Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press

Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press was an activist feminist press that was closely related to the National Black Feminist Organization which was started in 1980 following a phone conversation between Barbara Smith and at the suggestion of her friend, poet Audre Lorde. Beverly and Barbara Smith and their associate Demita Frazier together cofounded the Combahee River Collective. The Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press was most active beginning in 1981, but the Press soon became inactive after Audre Lordes death in 1992. Smith explains how the motivation for starting a press run by and for w ...

MANA, A National Latina Organization

Mexican American Womens National Association, known today as MANA, A National Latina Organization, advocates for equality and empowers Latinas through leadership development. MANA was founded in 1974, making it one of the oldest active Mexican-American advocacy organizations, and as of 2000, it is considered the largest Latina organization in the United States. The organization was formed to address the intersection of Mexican-American and womens needs for equal rights. The founders created MANA with the intent of having a Latina-oriented organization. MANA publicizes and addresses Latina ...

Mestiza Double Consciousness

Mestiza Double Consciousness is a term coined by Peruvian-American Sociologist Sylvanna Falcon in her explanatory study entitled Mestiza Double Consciousness: The Voices of Afro-Peruvian Women on Gendered Racism." The term explains how Afro-Peruvian women have become engaged in activism and organized against racism, how they have become aware of their social positions, and how, as an outcome, they have formed a different consciousness that did not previously exist, which Falcon calls the Mestiza Double Consciousness."

National Union of Sahrawi Women

The National Union of Sahrawi Women is the womens wing of the Polisario Front. It was created in 1974, and claims to have 10.000 members, divided between the Sahrawi refugee camps, the Liberated territories, the Moroccan-occupied part of Western Sahara and the Sahrawi diaspora.

Salsa Soul Sisters

The Salsa Soul Sisters, Third World Wimmin Inc Collective is a group for lesbians who are also womanists and women of color, in New York City. The group is the oldest black lesbian organization in the United States. Arguments within the Salsa Soul Sisters resulted in the disbanding of the Salsa Soul Sisters into two groups, Las Buenas Amigas made for Latinas, and African Ancestral Lesbians United for Societal Change made for African-diaspora lesbians.

Sinister Wisdom

Sinister Wisdom is a lesbian literary, theory, and art journal published quarterly in Berkeley, California. Started in 1976 by Catherine Nicholson and Harriet Ellenberger in Charlotte, North Carolina, it is the longest operating lesbian journal to date with 105 publications. Each journal covers a variety of topics pertaining to the lesbian experience and contains a combination of creative writing, poetry, literary criticism, feminist theory, ads, and notes from the editor. Sinister Wisdom accepts submissions from novice to accredited writers and has featured the works of writers and artist ...

Speaking in Tongues (speech)

Speaking in Tongues: A Letter to 3rd World Women Writers is a letter written by Gloria E. Anzaldua. The letter was drafted in 1979 and was published in Anzaldua’s feminist anthology This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color. Writing this essay in the format of a letter, Anzaldua urges the reader to" write from the body” and she connects her body to other bodies, creating a community of embodied people. This essay is addressed to women of color as she shows sympathy, encouragement, and words of wisdom towards them. The essay addresses women of color and encourages these ...

Third Woman Press

Third Woman Press is a Queer and Feminist of Color publisher forum committed to feminist and queer of color decolonial politics and projects. It was founded in 1979 by Norma Alarcon in Bloomington, Indiana. Alarcon, who was the professor and chair of womens studies at Berkeley at the time, began the TWP journal as a labor of love in 1979. In that same year, Alarcon realized that "there werent enough other women of color or Latinas for me to have a conversation with." She aimed to create a new political class surrounding, sexuality, race and gender. Alarcon wrote that, Third Woman is one fo ...

This Bridge Called My Back

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color is a feminist anthology edited by Cherrie Moraga and Gloria E. Anzaldua. First published in 1981 by Persephone Press. The second edition was published in 1983 by Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press. The books third edition was published by Third Woman Press until 2008, when it went out of print. In 2015, the fourth edition was published by State University of New York Press, Albany. The book centers on the experiences of women of color and emphasizes the points of what is now called intersectionality within their multiple ident ...


Womanism is a social theory based on the history and everyday experiences of women of color, especially black women. It seeks, according to womanist scholar Layli Maparyan, to "restore the balance between people and the environment/nature and reconcil human life with the spiritual dimension". Writer Alice Walker coined the term womanist in a short story, "Coming Apart", in 1979. Since Walkers initial use, the term has evolved to envelop varied, and often opposing interpretations of conceptions such as feminism, men, and blackness.

Womanist theology

Womanist theology is a religious conceptual framework which reconsiders and revises the traditions, practices, scriptures, and biblical interpretation with a special lens to empower and liberate African-American women in America. Womanist theology associates with and departs from Feminist theology and Black theology specifically because it integrates the perspectives and experiences of African American and other women of color. The formers lack of attention to the everyday realities of women of color and the latters lack of understanding of the full dimension of liberation from the unique ...

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