Black, Indigenous, and self-identified Womxn of Colour.
The complex, cumulative way in which the effects of multiple forms of discrimination (such as racism, sexism, and classism) combine, overlap, or intersect especially in the experiences of marginalized individuals or groups. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)
Intersectionalism, is both a framework and action. As a framework, intersectionality is particularly attentive to the ways that gender, race and class intersect to shape the experiences of Black womxn in particular, and more recently womxn of colour in general. Importantly, this focus on Black womxn is not to exclude non-Black womxn of colour or minimize their importance; instead, it is to acknowledge Black women’s unique position within the community, due to the pervasiveness of anti-Blackness both outside and inside POC communities.
The hatred of women, prejudice against women or girls, which can be manifested in numerous ways including: social exclusion, sex discrimination, hostility, patriarchy and male privilege. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)
Social organization marked by the supremacy of the father in the clan or family, the legal dependence of wives and children, and the reckoning of descent and inheritance in the male line. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)
“Womxn” is an anti-oppressive spelling that supports all self identified womxn of colour. It is a more inclusive spelling that not only represents power and independence, but also acknowledges the intersections of injustice womxn of marginalized identities have experienced throughout history.