Katie, Lori and Vero chatting

#MyFeminismIs campaign aims to show all the faces of intersectional feminism

The Ms. Foundation released their #MyFeminismIs campaign this week with the goal of creating a more intersectional, inclusive image of what feminism is and why it’s important. 

“The aim of the campaign is to invite anyone who believes in the definition of Feminism as ‘the social, economic and political equality of ALL genders,’ to ‘tell us what your Feminism Is…’ Through user-generated content the Ms. Foundation hopes to paint the true face of Feminism in America,” the foundation explains in a release.

Below, our own Lori Adelman, Verónica Bayetti Flores, and Katie Halper have a “coffee talk” about feminism, tired sexist jokes, and finding the joy in resistance to oppression.

Also don’t miss our own Mychal Denzel Smith chatting with Wade Davis about sports culture, masculinity, and the feminist thinkers who influenced them. And in the main video, various advocates and activists — including many Feministing favs — explain what their feminism is all about. I particularly love Melissa Harris-Perry’s definition: “My feminism is a question — and the question is ‘what truths are missing here?'”

How would you describe your feminism? Share it on Twitter!

If anyone has time to add a transcript to the comments, I’d be grateful!

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Maya Dusenbery is executive director in charge of editorial at Feministing. She is the author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, March 2018). She has been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard magazine. Her work has appeared in publications like Cosmopolitan.com, TheAtlantic.com, Bitch Magazine, as well as the anthology The Feminist Utopia Project. Before become a full-time journalist, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. After living in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Atlanta, she is currently based in the Twin Cities.

Maya Dusenbery is an executive director of Feministing and author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm on sexism in medicine.

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