There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.Writer, activist and feminist
Intersectionality considers the impact of our overlapping and intersecting social identities and acknowledges the compounding nature of oppression that occurs when an individual or group experiences multiple marginalized social identities. For instance, intersectionality brings to light the differences in experience between white women and women of color, and challenges us to examine these differences as the result of systematic oppression. Kimberlé Crenshaw coined the term in 1989 to explain how Black women faced specific discrimination related to both being Black and being a woman.
The framework of intersectionality is critical to social justice work and the fostering of an equitable society. By looking through the lens of intersectionality we can broaden our perspectives, acknowledge experiences outside our own, and invite the reality that our individual points of view are inherently impacted by our social identities.