RaceSex & Gender
the anti misogynoir project takes on the causes of black women through multimedia
By Gender Bent
January 10, 2018
Coined by the Black queer feminist scholar Moya Bailey, “misogynoir” describes the unique experience of Black women at the intersection of anti-Blackness and sexism. In a world where gendered violence is often overlooked in certain Pan African movements, and race in mainstream feminisms, specific attention to misogynoir is desperately needed if we are to truly combat the issues facing Black women.
This is why UC Berkeley alum Jacquelyn Iyamah created The Anti Misogynoir Project, an innovative media platform amplifying the causes of Black women. Providing news, culture, politics and opinion, The Anti Misogynoir Project is for all who wish to center Black women in their work.
“My mission in life is to create content that illuminates marginalized communities because often, society forgets about our voices, our stories, and our narratives,” explains Iyamah. “James Baldwin once said, ‘The place in which I’ll fit will not exist until I make it.’ I live by this quote.”
Check out the project here!
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