How to Set and Maintain Boundaries for Sustainable Activism

How to Set and Maintain Boundaries for Sustainable Activism

Setting and maintaining better boundaries is vital to our health, safety, and wellbeing. Having firm boundaries are especially important for intersectional feminism because burnout is one of the most common perils of social justice activism. Boundaries are the framework in which we take responsibility for our own emotions and actions and relinquish responsibility for the…

5 Must-Read Intersectional Feminist Books for Beginners

5 Must-Read Intersectional Feminist Books for Beginners

Audre Lorde proclaimed in her speech at Harvard University in 1982 that: … there is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives. Lorde articulated then what would years later come to be called ‘intersectionality’. She understood that sexism is inextricably linked with racism, colorism, classism, casteism, homophobia, transphobia,…

What is Intersectional Feminism? A Definitive Guide

What is Intersectional Feminism? A Definitive Guide

Please note that this post contains references to domestic violence. In the last few years, have you heard the word “intersectionality” thrown around but never gotten quite clear on what it actually means? Perhaps you’ve heard the motto “my feminism will be intersectional or it will be bullshit” (originally proclaimed by Flavia Dzodan) and now…

Welcome to Disorient

Welcome to Disorient

Disorient is a living and growing resource for intersectional feminist thought, education, and activism created by Dr Helena Liu. It’s born out of a charge to bear witness to these times of explicit violence, following Beth Kamunge, Remi Joseph-Salisbury, and Azeezat Johnson’s call to “work towards changing our fates” in the face of systemic oppression. As the blog progresses,…

Blog Launch Goals Report

Blog Launch Goals Report

The idea for Disorient as a definitive resource for intersectional feminist thought, education, and activism came to me on a cold night in June 2020. Over the next four months, I completed courses on blogging and developed the vision and framework for this site. To document my journey through inspiration, bewilderment, and learning, I’ve decided…

Acknowledgment of Country

Acknowledgment of Country

This blog is written in Australia — a settler-colonial state founded on stolen land with the false and racist assertion that it was terra nullius (“no one’s land”). Sovereignty was never ceded. I acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the land on which I write, the Gadigal people of the Eora nation….