Join Seattle NOW in a conversation about the intersection of Womanism & Feminism led by Community Leaders – China Fortson & Erin Jones.

Let’s talk about how we can come together with an understanding of the principals.

Africana womanism is a family-centered, race empowerment agenda. This ideology is based upon eighteen essential pillars: Self-Naming, Self-Definition, Family-Centeredness, In Concert with Men, Wholeness, Role Flexibility, Adaptability, Authenticity, Genuine Sisterhood, Male Compatibility, Recognition, Ambition, Nurturer, Strength, Respect, Respect for Elders, Mothering and Spirituality.

Postmodern feminism seeks to right a lot of the wrongs that old feminism set up. A lot of people think of feminism as a very liberal bad idea that seeks to elevate women above men, but the truth of postmodern feminism is that it is simply striving for equality.

The advent of intersectionality is an addition to the old tenants of feminism, which focused solely on white women of a certain class. This newer way of thinking includes any women in need, whether she was born biologically a woman and regardless of race or class.

Postmodern feminism also focuses on survival and health as opposed to bonding through shared victimhood. It encourages women to work through problems in a progressive way and unite instead of separating and bonding only through their pains and faults. Compared to older feminism, it is a much healthier movement for women.

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