What Is Intersectionality?
If you had just one word to describe yourself, what would it be? That's the challenge posed to Mengjue Jiang. Watch this video to learn her response.
Intersectionality is a term that's used a lot these days, but it's actually been around for quite some time. The legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw first coined the term in 1989 to reference the specific forms of discrimination experienced by Black women.
Since then, the theory of intersectionality has been expanded to help us understand the ways that different aspects of our identities intersect and combine with one another, impacting our experiences and perspectives.
Intersectionality is an important concept to keep in mind while exploring LGBTQ+ identities. Watch as Mengjue Jiang helps clarify its key aspects in this brief and engaging video.
The Advocate. (2018, January 25). What Is Intersectionality? [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXJ4Dbdm1ks