“ The need for Black feminism is written on the bodies of Trayvon Martin and his mother and his girlfriend on the phone. It is written on the bodies of the Black trans women who are murdered in the street in urban and rural areas in our country. It is written on the bodies of all the missing and disappeared Black girls. It is written on the bodies of effeminate Black men who are beaten within our communities for daring to be feminine. The need for Black feminism and it’s relationship to Black feminine embodiment are brutally clear in the present moment.
Alexis Pauline Gumbs