Building a Holistic Intersectional Feminist Praxis in Geography: Lessons from Community

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Intersectionality, a concept, framework, and praxis emerging from Black and women of color feminist theorizing and activism, has become an important, burgeoning site of debate within and beyond geography. Yet, a disconnect exists between the growing engagement of intersectional feminist theory in geography and the persistent whiteness of the discipline. This article explores this gap and proposes a holistic intersectional feminist praxis that challenges white supremacy, anti-Blackness, and other interconnected systems of oppression in the phenomena we study, the methods we use, and the spaces we create and shape as geographers in the academy. Drawing on my research and organizing experiences with a collective of Black/Afro-Latinx, Indigenous, and Brown Latinx activists, I illustrate how at its core intersectionality is a praxis that works to advance social justice–oriented change in a way that foregrounds race, anti-Blackness, and Black women, that we must meaningfully engage in geography. Key Words: Black feminism, geography, intersectionality, race, social justice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProfessional Geographer
StateAccepted/In press - 2022

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