I'm Feminist Enough Video SeriesFor some feminism is a pejorative hurled at women deemed angry, aggressive, or anti-men, and to others feminism is mantra that speaks to a life of equality, choice, and collective work. But a new video series hopes that by sharing stories of young black and brown feminists they can break down some of the negative stereotypes associated with the word.

Created by Shannon Washington, “I’m Feminist Enough” features Lyani Powers, Hillary Crosley, Leilani Montes, Clover Hope and Shantrelle Lewis, and uses videos and still images to put a new face on the movement.

According to the “I’m Feminist Enough” tumblr, the project aims to redefine “feminism for women of color worldwide and inspiring a new generation of fiercely feminist girls. The women reflected in the “I’m Feminism Enough To…” project choose to exist at the cross-roads of culture, tradition and contemporary ideas. It’s the F-Word we can all get down with.”

Check out the first three volumes of “I’m Feminist Enough” and check out the website to find out how you can share your story.

Vol. 1

Vol. 2

Vol. 3

What are you feminist enough to do? 

27 Comments

  1. arlette

    @QON

    Did i say anything about not being thankful, i don’t owe anyone anything i dont have to feel guilty for not identifying with that movement. What so white women are our some kind of saviours and without them we would not be anywhere. stfu. Aren’t you a white woman anyways?

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    • @arlette

      On the contrary black women owe white women a lot. You practically owe them your livelihood.

      “What so white women are our some kind of saviours and without them we would not be anywhere.”

      I wouldnt say we wouldnt be anywhere but we most, the vast majority of the priviledges that black women enjoy today are thanks to white women.

      “Aren’t you a white woman anyways?”

      I was born a black female but accoding to a few here, I am a black man. My race and gender depend on the positions I hold. Standard fare for Clutchettes with weak arguments.

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    • I hope this isnt a repost. My bad if it is.

      @arlette

      Well I wasnt talking to you but if hit dogs scream the loudest than so be it. Yes, black women do owe white women tons. Many of our educational opportunities, our professional opportunities, our reproductive freedom and in some cases, even a place for us and our children to live and our ability to eat.

      Now while I was born a black female, depending on my position on a particular topic, I can be a black woman, a black man, a white woman, or a white man. Right now, I think I am a white woman. On other topics here at Clutch, I am usually a black man.

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    • YeahRight2011

      LOL I’m pro-choice. Thank you white women.

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    • YeahRight2011

      @Q What livelihood? You know you want the question so you might as well elaborate.

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  2. I am feminist enough to understand that feminism is a fucked up ideology that I have a love and hate relationship with!

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  3. YeahRight2011

    I still wonder if feminism is necessary in developed nations. In the US women aren’t regulated to the lowest rungs of society. We have divorce parties, family courts work our favor, we can dress in revealing clothes, demand sexual satisfaction outside of traditional marriage, I mean if you’re going to be a feminist the best thing you can do is go to nations where women are in fact marginalized, sometimes even to point of death. Or at least work with foreign affairs/state department to do more for these women abroad. In America where single, childless women are out earning single, childless men in the same jobs feminism might be past its shelf life. I thank feminists for what they’ve done, now can we focus on racism?

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  4. I found the videos to be wonderful. Of course they can’t cater to everyone’s “isms” is one brush stroke, but I liked all three.

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  5. modern lady

    Feminism has destroyed the American family. Which was what it was created to do. I think historical male-female roles worked better for soceity. Things were a lot simpler before woman started to ‘learn’ they were being opressed.

    And Black women have to worry about the stereotypes of race more than being a woman. So feminism, to me-is a moot point.

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    • Alexandra

      “Black women have to worry about the stereotypes of race more than being a woman”

      Of course there are few exceptions, but I agree with this. Black women are affected by sexism, however there are enough stories to show that most of the issues Black women face worldwide are because of their race/skin color.

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    • YeahRight2011

      The American Family turned into a generic facade after the second world war. Consumerism, Sprawl, and technology pretty took care of that. Things weren’t simpler, people were just complacent.

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