The Femisphere: Video Bloggers, Part 1

While the majority of online feminist space plays out via the written word, there are a growing number of folks who have chosen to share their thoughts via video. YouTube has already seen the popularity of mainstream video bloggers, or vloggers, with some channels having more than a million subscribers. Feminist vloggers are following suit, […]

The Femisphere: African Feminist Bloggers, Part 3

Spectra, 30, is an award-winning Nigerian writer and women’s rights activist, and the voice behind Spectra Speaks, which publishes news, opinions and personal stories about gender, media and diversity as they pertain to Africa and the Diaspora. She is also founder and executive editor of Queer Women of Color Media Wire, a media advocacy and publishing organization that […]

The Femisphere: African Feminist Bloggers, Part 2

Though it’s still seen as a peripheral movement in Africa, Afro-feminism communities are flourishing online. In the latest “Femisphere” series, Avital Norman Nathman speaks with three leading African feminist bloggers about the growth, triumphs and challenges of the movement—and why they refuse to be silenced. Lesley Agams, 46, is a feminist lawyer who was called to […]

The Femisphere: African Feminist Bloggers, Part 1

Despite centuries of cultural practice that has routinely silenced the voices of African women, one of the most vibrant and vocal online global feminist communities comes from Africa. The online writers from the African feminist movement are nuanced and complex as they share their stories, their lives, their struggles and their triumphs. I had the […]

The Femisphere: Trans Feminist Bloggers (Part 3)

This is Part 3 in my roundtable discussion with trans-feminist bloggers for The Femisphere. Please check out Parts 1 and 2. The bloggers: Emily Manuel from Global Comment, Monica Maldonado from TransActivisty, Stephen Ira from Supermattachine, and Avory Faucette from Radically Queer and Queer Feminism. Ms. Blog: I have a final question that hopefully builds […]

The Femisphere: Trans Feminist Bloggers (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of my roundtable discussion with trans-feminist bloggers for The Femisphere, a series on the many diverse corners of the feminist blogosphere. You can find Part 1 here. The bloggers: Emily Manuel from Global Comment, Monica Maldonado from TransActivisty, Stephen Ira from Supermattachine and Avory Faucette from Radically Queer and Queer Feminism. […]