Feminists We Love

On February 1, 2013, The Feminist Wire launched the series “Feminists We Love,” which creates space for us to acknowledge and honor those feminists (and womanists)—the established, the less well-known, and the emergent—whose advocacy, scholarship, teaching, activism, cultural work, social entrepreneurial ventures, poetry, visual art, and other modes of “doing” anti-sexist-racist-classist-imperialist-heteronormative-ableist work move the various communities of which they are part in the direction of a more just and equitable world. This series features feminists whose work also amplifies any aspect of TFW’s mission.

Feminists We Love: Hawa Y. Mire and Luam Kidane of NSOROMMA

September 19, 2014
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When I asked Hawa and Luam who they were, Hawa said: “I’m a storyteller and organizer. My family moved from Somalia and I have grown up in Canada since I was young. Somalia has a rich tradition of oral poetry, entire histories are passed from elder to child in the form of rhythmic storytelling....
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Feminists We Love: Toshi Reagon [VIDEO]

September 12, 2014
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In today’s Feminists We Love feature,  writer, performer and arts activist Toshi Reagon talks with TFW Associate Editor Mecca Jamilah Sullivan about feminist lineages, the politics of creative work,  and the role of the artist in feminist thought and movement-building. Toshi Reagon is a multi-talented singer, composer, musician, curator and producer with...
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Feminists We Love: Crista Noel, Africana Womanist

September 5, 2014
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Crista Noel

I first met Sister Crista Noel in August 2014 when we were in Geneva, Switzerland during the United Nations’ CERD (Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination) U.S. Review. I was a member of Black Women’s Blueprint‘s (BWB) six member delegation and Sister Crista was representing Women’s All Points Bulletin (WAPB), an organization that...
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Feminists We Love: Wagatwe Wanjuki

August 8, 2014
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Wagatwe Wanjuki

Wagatwe Wanjuki is a feminist activist working and living in the New York City area. She uses new media tools to advance social justice. You can learn more about her work here. Stephanie: Wagatwe, I’ve been a fan of yours for years – we both fight sexual violence on college campuses. You have been an...
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Feminists We Love: Marissa Alexander

July 25, 2014
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By Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Alisa Bierria Today is the first day of Standing Our Ground Week of Action (July 25 – August 1, 2014) in Jacksonville, FL and everywhere in support of Marissa Alexander’s case. The Free Marissa Now Mobilization Campaign is a coalition of organizations and activists that has been mobilizing people in Jacksonville, across the...
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Feminists We Love: Jessica Luther ~ Activist, commentator, and change agent

July 4, 2014
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I am not sure when and where I first came in contact with Jessica W. Luther and her work, but ever since that moment I have been continually impressed by her brilliance, her passion for justice, her honesty, and her commitment to realizing “freedom dreams.”  From her brilliant sports writing and her twitter activism,...
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Feminists We Love: Yara Sallam

July 1, 2014
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Editors’ Note (July 1, 2014): The Feminist Wire stands in solidarity with our sisters in Egypt. On Saturday (June 21, 2014), Yara Sallam was arrested by Egyptian authorities while participating in a peaceful demonstration calling for the repeal of the Protest and Public Assembly Law (Law 107), which gives officials the discretion to ban any protest without justification. The law also allows...
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Feminists We Love: Fadzai Muparutsa

May 30, 2014
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May 25th was African Liberation Day (ALD).  The Feminist Wire is celebrating ALD with two interviews of African Feminists We Love: Fadzai Muparutsa, a Zimbabwean queer feminist activist and Amina Doherty, a Nigerian feminist ARTivist, whose interview was published on May 25, 2014.  “We rise up and come together as Africans globally, working for a...
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Feminists We Love: Amina Doherty

May 25, 2014
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May 25th is African Liberation Day (ALD).  The Feminist Wire is celebrating ALD with two interviews of African Feminists We Love: Amina Doherty, a Nigerian feminist ARTivist, and Fadzai Muparutsa, a Zimbabwean queer feminist activist whose interview will be published on May 30, 2014.  “We rise up and come together as Africans globally, working...
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Feminists We Love: Carol Anshaw

May 16, 2014
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Born and raised in Chicago, I find myself perpetually drawn to writers who live and work there—and who make the city a character in their stories. I’ve been reading Chicagoan Carol Anshaw’s work for years, having discovered her through the novel Aquamarine. In that book, 17-year old Jesse Austin misses a chance for Olympic gold...
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