Before it was a buzzword, intersectionality was a term that black women and queer and trans people of color used to identify shared experiences that are now largely recognized as part of a broad-scale system of domination used to subjugate our communities.

First coined in 1989 by American civil rights advocate and leading scholar of critical race theory, Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, intersectionality not only gave a name to the systems of oppression, but also lit a path of resistance in its recognition of our collective power to demolish these systems and rebuild an inclusive model of governance.

Learn more about intersectionality here.