What is Intersectionality?

Intersectionality describes the construction of overlapping social identities in relation to oppression, discrimination and systematic privileges. These identities could entail someone’s race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, class and religion among other aspects that define someone.

Intersectionality explains how these overlapping identities affect systems of oppression such as racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism and other forms of oppression. While intersectionality explains how people can experience multiple forms of discrimination at once, it reinforces the idea everyone’s experience is unique.

For more information about intersectionality, refer to this piece on Everyday Feminism.