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, Twitter & Instagram for more content, and look out for new published work every saturday 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.
At the core of Black Feminist Collective’s published work, is womanism, a term coined by Alice Walker in her book “In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens” (1983), for Black feminists and feminists of color who advocate for the “survival and wholeness of entire people.”
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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!
Join Black Feminist Collective’s team
Black Feminist Collective is creating a team of people who are interested in working with contributing writers on submissions, managing our social media pages. Before filling out this form, please be mindful that the requirement to work with contributing writers on their submissions is to have written at least two articles for Black Feminist Collective. Forms to join the team are currently closed, but please look for updates on our social media.
Black Feminist Collective is an intergenerational online community 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 active listening, and learning and growing from each other is greatly encouraged, the line is drawn at:
- Misogyny, transphobia, homophobia, colorism, classism, ableism, xenophobia, body shaming, ageism (or degradation of Black people based on our generational differences); And tone policing, gaslighting, targeting, bullying of folks who call it out and supporters and writers of Black Feminist Collective.
- Taking credit for someone else’s labor and stealing content and passing it off as their own.
- The line is also drawn at white co-optation of this space as a self-improvement venue to demand emotional labor, or “education” gaslight and invalidate Black people’s experiences; to patronize us about our lived experiences and how we fight for our own liberation; to tone police the way Black people respond to our lived experiences.
- We advise white and non-Black followers of our social media pages, to privately message those who co-opt Black Feminist Collective as a self-improvement space, so Black people aren’t forced to do the labor of “educating” someone on how to not oppress us.
The comment sections on our publication, and all of 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.