Intersections

For today's guest post, we get to hear from Michiko Bown-Kai (they/them), who is one of Generous Space's newest staff members. Michiko writes below about intersectionality and how that term provides insight into their life and work with GS.


Kimberle Crenshaw, photo by Nolwen Cifuentes

At the end of the 1980’s, scholar Kimberle Crenshaw coined the term intersectionality to help explain the ways in which race and gender played a role in African American women’s experiences of oppression. While race and gender may appear to be separate categories, the term addressed a need for people to name the ways in which gender and race were not distinct from one another but in a complex and interconnected conversation.