A Note on Intersectionality

As always, the definition: Intersectionality can be defined as the intersections between systems of oppressions, often focusing on identity through race, gender, class, sexual orientation, and age.

I think intersectionality can often be a good way to recognize privilege within society.

Some examples of intersections of queer identities include:

And there are a lot more. Basically take all the possible categories of topics and the you’ll find that their are a bunch of intersections.

However, intersectionality is not only seen within these categories. You can also see it in different identities such as the identity of:

  • A college student
  • Youth
  • Artist
  • Musician
  • Writer or poet
  • Fashion designer
  • Activist
  • Femme/butch
  • Athlete

That list also goes on, probably even longer than the previous one. I don’t think that people often think of it, but your likes, careers, hobbies, appearance can also be part of your identity. Of course, this is all your preference because it’s your identity.

Check out this video to learn a little bit more about the intersection of identities:


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