Personal is Political.

Our “Personal Is Political” column honors personal narrative as a source of theory and analysis, politics, pedagogy, and survival. Thus, in keeping with the feminist legacy of naming the private and personal as sites that are no less political than the public, we are committed to making space for explicating and interrogating the lives of feminists, as well as the space necessary to offer self-reflexive analyses. In this column, we will publish first-person essays, autobiographical accounts, testimonies, and memoirs that pay homage to and elevate the lived experiences of feminists throughout the world. NOTE: Please review each category carefully to make sure you’re submitting your work to the appropriate reviewers.

“Race and gender are not the same!” is not a Good Response to the “Transracial” / Transgender Question OR We Can and Must Do Better

June 14, 2015
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“Race and gender are not the same!” is not a Good Response to the “Transracial” / Transgender Question OR We Can and Must Do Better

I remember Justine Black from elementary school. She was smart. She was brown, but not brown like me. I was black like most of the other kids in our class. I remember Justine because she was a good friend of mine. I knew that she was from some other place outside of the U.S....
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Posted in Academia, Activism, Beyond Critique, Black Boys, Black Girls, Black life matters, Black Women, Bodies, Culture, Ethnicity, Feminism, History, intersectionality, LGBTQI, Patriarchy, Personal is Political., Politics, Privilege, Racism, Rights, Trans* Feminism, U.S., White Privilege, White Supremacy, White Women, Whiteness, Women of Color | 53 Comments »

Cisgender FemmeNist reflections on Trans* Justice: Moving from Adoration to Action

May 26, 2015
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Actress and transgender activist Laverne Cox in a screen shot from the documentary “Free CeCe” (expected release 2016) which tells the story of CeCe McDonald, a young transwoman of color.

Posted in Activism, Culture, Feminism, Heteronormativity, intersectionality, Justice, LGBTQI, Personal is Political., Politics, Popular Culture, Sexism, Sexuality, Stereotypes, Trans* Feminism | 2 Comments »

Personal Is Political: Trans Feminine Humility

May 5, 2015
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Posted in LGBTQI, Patriarchy, Personal is Political., Privilege, Sexism | 5 Comments »

An Open Letter to Trans Communities and our Co-Conspirators

April 3, 2015
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Posted in Activism, Announcement, Beyond Critique, Black life matters, Bodies, Culture, Disability, History, intersectionality, Justice, LGBTQI, Love, media, Personal is Political., Politics, Privilege, Racism, Violence, White Privilege, White Supremacy, White Women, Whiteness, Women of Color, Work | 23 Comments »

Personal is Political: Dismantling Racism and White Supremacy Must Come from Within

February 6, 2015
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Posted in Personal is Political., Privilege, Racism, White Privilege, White Supremacy, Whiteness | 6 Comments »

Personal is Political: Post-Abortion Mental Health Is a Feminist Issue

January 13, 2015
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Russo

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Posted in Bodies, Feminism, Health, Patriarchy, Personal is Political., Reproduction | 2 Comments »

Personal is Political: Unhandsome: Race & Gender, a Chocolate Man’s POV

January 6, 2015
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Rawls

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Posted in Culture, Entertainment, Film, masculinity, media, Men of Color, Patriarchy, Personal is Political., Popular Culture, Racism, Sexism, Television, Whiteness | 7 Comments »

Personal is Political: How Toni Cade Bambara Saved Me

November 28, 2014
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Posted in Academia, Black Women, Feminism, Personal is Political., Sexuality, Toni Cade Bambara, Writing | 3 Comments »

Personal is Political: Wholeness, Homeness: A Love Note to Toni

November 28, 2014
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Posted in Black Women, Personal is Political., Toni Cade Bambara, Writing | 3 Comments »

Personal is Political: A Letter to Toni

November 26, 2014
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Posted in Black Women, Personal is Political., Popular Culture, Toni Cade Bambara, Writing | 2 Comments »

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