The Black Feminisms Forum (BFF), held in Bahia, Brazil, from 5 to 6 September 2016, brought together black feminists from different communities and contexts across the globe to celebrate the contribution of black feminisms to knowledge, practice and struggles for self-determination and justice. OluTimehin Adegbeye recounts what it felt like to be in a space where black feminists where celebrated and loved.
OluTimehin Adegbeye opens up about the difficulties of being a single-mother living with depression.
Language shapes how we see the world. The vocabulary that labels the political, legal and social impacts of discriminatory and unjust practices as ‘women’s issues’ serves to keep these issues on the periphery. We need to radically change the conversation by naming and addressing ‘women’s issues’ for what they really are: issues that exist because we live in a man’s world, says Olutimehin Adegbeye.
For generations, women, femmes and girls the world over have had to suffer the weight of patriarchy. No more, says writer OluTimehin Adegbeye; the time for a revolution is now.