Intersectionality and Language

What is intersectionality?

Intersectionality operates under the premise that people possess multiple, layered identities, including race, gender, class, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and ability, among others. Intersectionality refers to the ways in which these identities intersect to affect individuals’ realities and lived experiences, thereby shaping their perspectives, worldview, and relationships with others. Exposing these multiple identities can help clarify they ways in which a person can simultaneously experience privilege and oppression.

"There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives." These words, spoken by Audre Lorde, capture the essence of intersectionality.

Discover more about intersectionality and language by taking a look at the following resources.


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