Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements by Charlene Carruthers

Speaking of intersectionality, Unapologetic is also required reading on the topic, especially if you want to organize a social justice movement. Charlene Carruthers will change the way you think about race, class, and gender—and how the three affect each other. She’ll also inspire you to actually do something to help empower Black people and fight systemic injustices.

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches, by Audre Lorde

Through various essays and speeches, deceased poet, activist, and feminist goddess, Audre Lorde, aims to explain the importance of sticking together as women, no matter your race, class, where you’re from, or your sexuality. Through stories detailing her travels, encounters, and relationships, her passion shines through her work, inevitably giving readers hope for changes to come.

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot, by Mikki Kendall

We can’t talk about feminism without talking about intersectionality. What is intersectional feminism? We’re glad you asked. It’s feminism that’s conscious of the fact that a woman’s many identities—race, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc.—affect how she experiences disadvantages. Mikki Kendall takes the discussion around intersectionality even further by reminding us that we must acknowledge barriers like education, violence, hunger, medical care, and more.

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