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Transcript of Intersectionality

'a framework that must be applied to all social justice work'
in Deaf Studies
Always self-reflect
Increase efforts to incorporate stories of other Deaf intersectional identities
Recognize that Deaf narratives may not be all-inclusive
Allow the Deaf narrative to evolve to address multiple & diverse experiences
Acknowledge when the Deaf narrative needs to be decentralized
Deaf Intersectionalities
Deaf Blind
'People of the eye' comments are not inclusive
Deaf Disabled
Deaf people experience able-bodied privilege
Deaf Latinos
Recognize multilinguals and consider immigration/citizenship issues
Deaf Blacks/African Americans
Recognize how educational segregation has impacted this community
Deaf Women
Deaf women experience high rates of sexual violence
Deaf Women of Color
Experience oppression in terms of gender and race
The process of coming out may often be difficult as the Deaf community is a small one
Defining Intersectionality
"a frame that recognizes the multiple aspects of identity that enrich our lives and experiences and that compound and complicate oppressions and marginalizations" (EverydayFeminism )

Intersectionality is 'a woven basket'
The recognition that all identities hold equal significance
Critical to ensuring that social justice movements incorporate all points of view, and take into consideration multiple realities
Prevents the erasure of other realities
Intersectionality and the Feminist Movement
White feminism is not feminism
No such thing as a 'one-size-fits-all' movement
White feminists have attempted to criticize critical cultural events that hold a different value to women of color
Female Circumcision
The use of the hijab
An Intersectional Approach Recognizes...
The following factors as pivotal to identity, experience and privilege:

What does incorporating intersectionality in Deaf studies signify?
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