I am asking that each of my readers point to one or more books, articles, poems, and/or key female figures of color who have discussed feminism from 1492 to the present. Please choose: one historical figure, one from 1960-70, and one from the present from the U.S. Please also choose at least one from outside of Euro-America. Please include a trackback to this post so we can all see your answers or post a comment with your answers here.
My initial contribution to the meme is:
- Sojourner Truth – a book of her writings is out at Barnes and Noble, sorry I didn’t get the title
- Paula Gunn Allen’s “The Red Roots of Feminism” – this article argues that much of modern day feminism borrows from indigenous culture and interaction between prominent first wave feminists and indigenous women.
- Linda Martin Alcoff – Latina chair of WS at Syracuse works include feminist theory, Latina philosophy, & philosophies of identity. She has co-edited and written many quientessential texts including Feminist Epistemologies, Singing in the Fire, & The Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy
- Stacy Ann Chin – Jamaican born feminist lesbian poet whose work tackles issues of sexuality, gender, race, class, and identity (see the poem that made me think of her when I made this list)
- Huda Shaarawi – founded the intellectual association of Egyptian Women(1914) & the Egyptian Feminist Union (1923)
- Anxious Black Woman’s 29 Days of Black Herstory
- Stanford’s Feminist Studies Collection: Women of Color and Women World Wide
- Virginia Tech’s Feminist Theory Website – you will have to go through the sub-fields for women of color and through the Different National and Ethnic field for global feminisms
- The “Historical Reading List” Page above – this was generated by a previous discussion but contains many feminists of color