Feminist Freedom Warriors
Feminist Freedom Warriors

Feminist Freedom Warriors (FFW) is a digital video archive documenting cross-generational conversations about justice, politics and hope with feminist scholar-activists. This collaborative effort features Chandra Talpade Mohanty, and Linda Carty in conversation with comrades and sisters in struggle, with a team of graduate and undergraduate students providing creative, research, and technical assistance

Feminist Freedom Warriors Conversations Archive

Margo Okazawa-Rey

Margo Okazawa-Rey

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Amina Mama

Amina Mama

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Barbara Ransby

Barbara Ransby

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Minnie Bruce Pratt

Minnie Bruce Pratt

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Mara Viveros Vigoya

Mara Viveros Vigoya

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Linda Martín Alcoff

Linda Martín Alcoff

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Beverly Guy-Sheftall

Beverly Guy-Sheftall

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Maylei Blackwell

Maylei Blackwell

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Angela Robertson

Angela Robertson

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Beverly Bain

Beverly Bain

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Himani Bannerji

Himani Bannerji

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Angela Y. Davis

Angela Y. Davis

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Azza Basarudin

Azza Basarudin

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Zillah Eisenstein

Zillah Eisenstein

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Donna Nevel

Donna Nevel

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Aída Hernández Castillo

Aída Hernández Castillo

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Janani Balasubramanian Alok Vaid-Menon

Janani Balasubramanian Alok Vaid-Menon

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Roundtable NWSA 2016

Roundtable NWSA 2016

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Kim TallBear

Kim TallBear

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Favianna Rodriguez

Favianna Rodriguez

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FFW Preview

FFW Preview

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Flavia Agnes

Flavia Agnes

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Nandita Shah

Nandita Shah

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Cherríe Moraga

Cherríe Moraga

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Diana Mulinari

Diana Mulinari

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Gloria Wekker

Gloria Wekker

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Barbara Smith

Barbara Smith

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Gloria Joseph

Gloria Joseph

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Nadje Al-Ali

Nadje Al-Ali

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Lorgia And Medhin

Lorgia And Medhin

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Feminist Freedom Warriors Book

"There are some books that will make a genuine difference because they are drawn from the experiences of those who have made a genuine difference. This is one of those books.  By offering reflections from, and conversations between, feminist freedom warriors, this book is a reminder of just how much we need revolutionary, decolonial, anticapitalist and anti-racist feminism; how in fighting against structures, we are fighting for our lives. Each of these accounts of becoming and being feminists committed to radical transformation teaches us just how much we can do from what has been done; how we can make use of our imaginations, words, memories, knowledge, feelings, connections, and alliances in the project of building a more just world. This is a deeply inspiring and inspired collection."
--Sara Ahmed, author Living a Feminist Life

"In Feminist Freedom Warriors liberation is historicized, imagined, and enacted as contested struggle and dialogue. The intellectual-activist thinkers within explain that feminist praxis—poetics, pedagogies, and activism—is an ongoing refusal of global capitalism and colonialism. Comprising stories and interviews, Feminist Freedom Warriors shows that engendering political change, across racial and sexual identifications, is tied to the uneasy work of imagining solidarities outside our present (neoliberal) system of knowledge. What stands out, beautifully and urgently, is the praxis of sharing how to refuse infrastructures of violence. Feminist Freedom Warriors captures how sharing and talking and learning, and the struggle to collaborate, is tied to the grounded work of building new futures." 
Katherine McKittrick, Associate Professor, Department of Gender Studies, Queen's University<

"This collection brings together feminist visionaries to think deeply about how we sustain our movements, each other, and ourselves in and through ongoing feminist struggle. Mohanty and Carty’s dialogues with the contributors reveal crucial insights into building and theorizing multi-issue movements that rely on intersectional, anti-racist, transnational feminisms. The collaborative endeavor illuminates the persistent intellectual capaciousness and radical hope of these scholar-activists. The contributors’ complex engagements with feminist theory and praxis across geopolitical frameworks reaffirm coalitional possibilities so necessary in these turbulent times."
T. Jackie Cuevas, author of Post-Borderlandia