I am an activist and black feminist. I am a strong believer in having safe spaces (eg. Women only, black or POC-only spaces) as a core part of the ways in which I organize. I am a freelance Social Sciences researcher. I have done work on the politics of food, gender, social change and race, for the Institute of Development Studies, Oxfam GB and the European Network Against Racism. I am interested in thinking about solidarity and intersectionality, not as boxes we tick or ‘cards’ we wave but as a commitment and a working understanding that the major systems of oppression are interlocking. I believe that intersectionality must be a framework for action and a blueprint for practice.
Alexandra Wanjiku Kelbert