WHITE feminism. I live with contradiction.

Danielle Nelson
Winston Salem, NC

I’m proud to be a feminist, but I’m not proud of the unspoken privilege that comes with being a white feminist. Fighting privilege with privilege? It’s so contradictory, yet I cannot ignore both these parts of my identity. WHITENESS consumes me every day, every minute, but because it’s so ingrained in society, I sometimes fail to see it. The never ending battle…race and gender, gender and race. Inseparable, but yet such a complex, complicated narrative…..

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