This series explores how global events, ideas and tactics have impacted feminism, and vice versa. How have feminists worked across differences – for example, of race, nation, politics – more and less successfully?
May Ayim was key to the Black German civil rights movement in the 1980s and 1990s. But how did her work across borders exemplify cosmopolitanism from below? Tiffany N. Florvil explores the life and networks of a visionary.
Feminist history often focusses on salvaging the experiences of women from the margins of history. But how is feminist history challenged by women complicit it enslavement? Misha Ewen explores in this piece.
In 1995, 8000 US feminists went to Beijing for the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women. Lisa Levenstein finds that this conference had huge impact on grassroots feminism in the US for years to come.