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#MyFeminismIs Campaign gets support from Latinas

Latina
Washington
Loretta Kane, Camino Public Relations Phone: 917.410.7242 Email: lk@caminopr.org

This article was originally posted on Latina.com

"Latina" feminism, "Black" feminism, "intersectional" feminism and "inclusive" feminism are all identifiers we use to declare that we aren’t advocating for the "feminism" – that movement that historically erased mujeres who aren’t white, straight, cis, middle-class and able-bodied – most are familiar with.

But one of the biggest women’s rights organizations, the Ms. Foundation for Women, is on a mission to make the word, and the movimiento, inclusive of everyone, regardless of race, class, gender, age, sexual orientation and ability, because, as bell hooks taught us, feminism is for everybody.

On Monday, the nonprofit, founded by women’s rights leaders like Gloria Steinem and Marlo Thomas in 1972, launched its #MyFeminismIs campaign, which aims to create a new definition of feminism that doesn’t exclude anyone.

With a video featuring media makers like MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry and organizers like the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health's Jessica González-Rojas and one of Latina’s former #WCWVerónica Bayeti Flores, the group also wants to create a more intersectional representation of feminism.

And it doesn’t stop there. The Ms. Foundation is encouraging everyday feministas to use the hashtag #MyFeminismIs to, well, explain what the word means to them, personally.