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Online - London, United Kingdom

Organised by She Says

So you consider yourself a feminist. But do you really know if it is inclusive? In order to achieve true solidarity we need to better understand how intersectionality plays a role in our quest for equality. The term 'womanism' has evolved to envelop varied, and often opposing, interpretations of concepts such as feminism, men, and blackness.

Women's rights activists have opposing opinions on many issues like sex work, for example, and that's because certain issues have different meanings for different intersections of society.

In this session we'll discuss womanist's views on the body and the mind - which may be in contrast to the white feminist discourse.


Terry-Ann Mathabathe
Terry is a writer with albinism from Johannesburg, South Africa. They are the author of Those Who Live In Cages, a novel about the lives of five women of colour. In terrytalksblog they talk extensively about albinism, feminism and mental health. They were a writer at Livemag SA and have contributed to Galdem. Terry is committed to the fight against ableism and the patriarchy.

El Ebengho
El a non gender confirming creative artist and self love coach. El is also the creator and 1 half of the LGBTQ+ BAME focused podcast It's a Bame's Life discussing the struggles and successes faced by those within the Black And Melenated Empire's community including the mental health challenges and we are overcoming them as a community. El also showcases people working to make a change.

Adah Parris
Adah Parris is a Polymath, Nowist, Artist, Activist and Chair of Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA UK). An enthusiastic curator of people, patterns and stories, her current interest lies in the anatomy of transformation and innovation. Her work sits at intersection of ancient wisdom, living systems and indigenous community practices, digital and emerging technologies and focuses on changing how we experience the world.


Gillian Benneh - SheSays London chapter and host of the NeaOnnim Podcast.

About the GAAR series

SheSays' Global Action Against Racism (GAAR) series seeks to understand how we can better stand in solidarity with all women - and people who identify as such - at work and outside professional circles. We do this by taking a deeper look at ourselves and re-examining pre-convinced thoughts and ideas. We seek to understand ourselves better and learn new perspectives before we talk about changing work policies. Because we cannot affect positive change and equity at work if we don't properly understand all aspects of 'womanity' ; ).

Love always,

The SheSays Team


Attendees — 47

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Feminism vs Womanism: Is feminism inclusive? A discussion on womanist's views on the bodyLondon, United Kingdom