“Intersectionality,” is a term (coined by Black legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989) that captures how multiple forms of oppression, multiple –isms, can be experienced simultaneously, as in an intersection, when traffic can come at you from four different directions. The closing keynote at BlogHer ’14 brought together seven women with passionate voices to discuss intersectionality and the Internet. Moderated by Cheryl Contee with guests; Feminista Jones, Kelly Wickham, Kristen Howerton, Grace Hwang-Lynch, Patrice Lee and Natalia Oberti Noguera.
Last month I had a change to participate in a conversation around gender, race, feminism, and the internet at a conference called BlogHer. This conversation happened before the events in Ferguson, Missouri and is all the more relevant now. It’s available to watch and I thought I would share it.