Black Feminist Collective is an intergenerational online collective for & by Black womanists & Black feminists who advocate for the liberation of all Black folks. Follow Black Feminist Collective on Facebook and Instagram for more content, and keep up with our posts every Saturday by subscribing.
Published work about Black liberation goes hand-in-hand with abolishing all systems that marginalize Black people, and centering Black revolutionary joy, revolutionary love, and revolutionary care.
In 1989, Kimberle Crenshaw coined the term intersectionality to acknowledge how oppressive systems, specifically anti-Black racism and misogyny, overlap with one another. Intersectionality is a core subject of the published work on Black Feminist Collective.
In 1983, Alice Walker coined the term womanism in her book “In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens,” for Black feminists and feminists of color who advocate for the “wholeness of entire people.” Like Black liberation, at the core of published work on Black Feminist Collective, and it is what liberates us all.
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Want to contribute your writings to Black Feminist Collective? Following the Writer’s Guidelines, You can submit a poem that is at least 100 words, and/or an article that is at least 300 words through a Google Form. Submissions are always open, and there is no experience required!
Black Feminist Collective is a space for & by Black womanists & Black feminists who advocate for the liberation of all Black folks, meaning that we stand with each other, look out for each other as a community, and are intentional to stand for the liberation of all Black lives. While it’s okay to have disagreements, and helping each other learn and grow is greatly encouraged, the line is drawn at:
- Body shaming
- Ageism/degradation of each other based on our generational differences.
- Tone policing and/or gaslighting of people who call these problems out.
With this publication being for & by Black womanists & Black feminists, and while active listening is encouraged, Black Feminist Collective does not serve as a venue for white people and other non-Black people to:
- Co-opt Black Feminist Collective as a self-improvement space.
- Patronize Black people about issues that harm our communities, to tone police the way we feel and respond to our own experiences, and to patronize us on how we advocate for our own liberation.
- Gaslight Black people when we hold them accountable, by telling us to “focus” on intentions over impact, by deflecting their problems onto us, or by soliciting emotional labor and/or “education” from us.
We advise white people and other non-Black people privately message those who do all of the above, so Black people won’t have to go through the emotional labor of “educating” someone who doesn’t want us to hold them accountable for the harm they cause us.
The comment sections on our social media pages are closely moderated, but in cases where all the comments can’t be read, private messages are open on our social media pages, to any and all people to warn us of trolls who do all of the above, (including those who bombard people with slurs and threats).
The expectations apply to the Black Feminist Collective as a whole, including the publication and our social media pages.