Empowering Women of Color and Their Feminism(s): Feminista Jones
Due to heightened and forceful impositions of western feminism, this talk is aimed at validating the lived experiences of women of color and empowering them to practice feminism in a way that speaks true to their identities, backgrounds, and political beliefs. Feminista Jones is a Philadelphia-based feminist writer, public speaker, retired social worker, and community activist. She is an award-winning blogger and the author of four books, including the critically acclaimed 2019 release, Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World From the Tweets to the Streets. Her writing and activism centers Black American culture, feminism, critical race theory, intersectionality, mental health, poverty, and women’s health and well-being.