If you have young people in your life, you may have asked yourself: how do I teach them to be feminists? How do I explain what feminism is and what it has to do with their lives? For young girls of color, how do I help them navigate the dual forces of racism and sexism?
Fortunately, there is a new book that can help.
Brittney Cooper, Susana M. Morris, and Chanel Craft Tanner are authors, activists, educators, and members of the Crunk Feminist Collective. Their new book Feminist AF: A Guide to Crushing Girlhood is a resource guide for young feminists designed to help them navigate some of the most pressing issues young people face. Especially geared towards young girls of color and their unique experiences, Feminist AF aims to empower everyone to live their feminism out loud.
On the podcast, the authors discuss what Crunk Feminism means to them; how intersectional feminist frameworks can be used to help young feminists grapple with friendships, racism, sexism, dating, pop culture, and more; and what it means to meet girls where they are in their feminist journey.
"Taking the position of a fly big sister or cool Auntie," they candidly reflect on their experiences growing up as Black girls as well as conversations they've had with each other and the young people in their lives. They also give advice on how people in any stage in life can develop their own personal sense of feminism.
- Transcript of the episode (note: transcriptions are computer-generated and likely not 100% accurate)