How I Published My Academic Book (and My Regrets)
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How I Published My Academic Book (and My Regrets)

In January 2020, I celebrated the publication of my very first book, Redeeming Leadership with an independent, not-for-profit academic publisher, Bristol University Press. The book is a cumulation of all my research on organizational leadership. In it, I challenge the violences of leadership as a tool for imperialist, white supremacist, capitalist, and heteropatriarchal oppression. I…

8 Ways to Support BLM Without Money or Protesting
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8 Ways to Support BLM Without Money or Protesting

Many of us understand the profound importance of supporting anti-racism. However, not everybody is in the same position to lend support to the Black Lives Matter movement in the two most obvious ways: donating money and protesting. What if you don’t have the financial means to donate money or the physical ability to join a…

Resistive Joy: Sustaining Our Activism through Celebration
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Resistive Joy: Sustaining Our Activism through Celebration

Resistance is the secret of joy … wrote Alice Walker in her 1992 novel, Possessing the Secret of Joy Walker. The reverse is also true — that the secret of joy is resistance. Within the imperialist white supremacist capitalist cis-heteropatriarchy, we generate joy by defying dominator culture. We generate joy by daring to love ourselves,…

The Joys (and the Risks) of Scholar-Activism
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The Joys (and the Risks) of Scholar-Activism

Please note that this post contains references to sexual harassment and assault. “I don’t know if we even want to be associated with you!” shouted my boss before he hung up the phone on me. So was my first taste of the resistance scholar-activists face when I first began writing about racism. I had just…

6 Practices For Meaningful Intersectional Feminist Allyship
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6 Practices For Meaningful Intersectional Feminist Allyship

In my work as an intersectional feminist educator and scholar-activist, it’s incredibly galvanizing to meet people who want to become better allies. If you’re asking “how do I become an intersectional feminist ally?” I have put together this guide to help you join the struggle. Intersectional feminist allyship is an ongoing responsibility to operate in…

2021 Intersectional Feminist Reading Challenge
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2021 Intersectional Feminist Reading Challenge

Dearest readers and book lovers, I would like to invite you to make 2021 a phenomenal year where you expand your intellectual horizons and become a force for change in the world. Please join me and the community here at Disorient in the 2021 Intersectional Feminist Reading Challenge. If you’re new here and aren’t completely…

Blogging the Revolution: Why Your Voice Needs To Be Heard
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Blogging the Revolution: Why Your Voice Needs To Be Heard

With blogs being an almost ubiquitous feature of online life, at some point, you probably wondered to yourself, “should I start a blog?” If you’ve taken the leap, you may have found that starting the blog was the easy part. Maybe you had some fun for a while, building your momentum and audience on a…

11 🔥 Intersectional Feminist Zines and DIY Guide (with Template)
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11 🔥 Intersectional Feminist Zines and DIY Guide (with Template)

In our digital age, intersectional feminist activists have revived the art of zine-making to create grassroots publications for consciousness-raising and community-building around anti-colonial, anti-racist, anti-capitalist, disability, queer, and feminist politics. Zines exploded in popularity during the punk movement in the 1970s and again with the feminist RiotGrrrl movement in the 1990s. They were handmade small-run…

28 Intersectional Feminist Podcasts to Decolonize Your Mind
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28 Intersectional Feminist Podcasts to Decolonize Your Mind

I’m crazy about podcasts. I have them all queued up and it makes me look forward to washing the dishes and folding the laundry just so I can plug into my favorite shows. Over the years, I have listened to numerous podcasts that either center intersectional feminist activism or apply an intersectional feminist lens to…