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Intersectionality Matters! is a podcast hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory.

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Intersectionality Matters! is a podcast hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory.

    38. Engendering the Politics of the Black Athlete

    38. Engendering the Politics of the Black Athlete

    When we think about the history of Black athletic resistance, we don't tend to think of Black women athletes like Wyomia Tyus, Rose Robinson, or Wilma Rudolph, who have all taken great risks to speak out against racial injustice. On this episode, Kimbelé is joined by Layshia Clarendon and Sydney Colson of the WNBA, Demario Davis of the New Orleans Saints, and civil rights icon Dr. Harry Edwards to celebrate the achievements of today’s Black women athletes, reflect on the history of athletic activism, and imagine the power that lies in collective action and athletic solidarity.

    With:
    LAYSHIA CLARENDON - WNBA player, leading advocate for trans, non-binary and LGBTQ+ athletes, and the first vice president of the WNBA Players Association

    SYDNEY COLSON - WNBA player, member of the WNBA’s Social Justice Council, and a leading voice in the WNBA #SayHerName initiative

    DEMARIO DAVIS - Linebacker for the New Orleans Saints, member of the Players Coalition, recipient of the Bart Starr Award for outstanding character on the field, at home, and in the community

    DR. HARRY EDWARDS - Professor emeritus at UC Berkeley, founder of the field of study known as the Sociology of Sports, and founder of the Olympic Project for Human Rights movement

    Special thanks to the Players Coalition (@playerscoalition) for making this event possible

    Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw (@sandylocks)

    Produced and edited by Julia Sharpe-Levine
    Supported provided by Amarachi Anakaraonye, Rebecca Scheckman, Destiny Spruill, and the African American Policy Forum

    Music by Blue Dot Sessions

    Follow us at @intersectionalitymatters, @IMKC_podcast

    • 56 min
    37. When Misogynoir is a Preexisting Condition: Black Women's Health Through the Twin Pandemics

    37. When Misogynoir is a Preexisting Condition: Black Women's Health Through the Twin Pandemics

    On today’s episode, Kimberlé and a group of leading champions for equitable healthcare take us behind the “white coat” of medical racism, and explore its disproportionate impact on Black women and girls. Guests share their own stories being mistreated and ignored as patients, and reflect on the struggles they’ve endured as Black woman doctors working in a medical system with roots in eugenics and racialized violence. The conversation analyzes the lessons learned from the tragic case of Dr. Susan Moore, examines how the experiences of Black women in healthcare relate to historical racism and sexism, and asks what it would take to deconstruct the misogynoir that “lurks behind the white coat.”

    With:
    Dr. Karen Scott, epidemiologist, educator and obstetric doctor;
    Dr. Gail Wyatt, professor at UCLA, psychologist, and board certified sex therapist;
    Dr. Alisha Liggett, board certified family medicine doctor with a clinical practice based in New York City;
    Dr. Joia Crear Perry, the founder and president of the National Birth Equity Collaborative.

    Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw (@sandylocks)

    Produced and edited by Julia Sharpe-Levine
    This episode was co-produced by Amarachi Anakaraonye
    Supported provided by Rebecca Scheckman, Destiny Spruill, and the African American Policy Forum

    Music by Blue Dot Sessions

    Follow us at @intersectionalitymatters, @IMKC_podcast

    • 1 hr 3 min
    36. A Love Song for Latasha

    36. A Love Song for Latasha

    The murder of 15-year-old Latasha Harlins by Soon Ja Du, a convenience store owner in 1991 became one of the flashpoints for the LA uprisings the following year. Yet while Latasha’s killing happened just 13 days after the Rodney King beating, her story garnered little lasting attention. On this episode of Intersectionality Matters, Kimberlé sits down with Sophia Nahli Allison, director of the Oscar-nominated documentary short “A Love Song for Natasha” (available on Netflix), to discuss the film, Latasha's story, and the role of art in bringing intersectional stories to life.

    This episode includes audio from the following:
    - “LA 92”, a National Geographic documentary
    - “A Love Song for Latasha” (Netflix)
    - AAPF’s 2017 panel discussion on Latasha Harlins at the Hammer Museum, featuring Priscilla Ocen and Brenda Stevenson

    Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw (@sandylocks)

    Produced and edited by Julia Sharpe-Levine
    Support provided by Amarachi Anakaraonye, Rebecca Scheckman, Destiny Spruill, and the African American Policy Forum

    Music by Blue Dot Sessions

    Follow us at @intersectionalitymatters, @IMKC_podcast

    • 39 min
    35. The Story Of Us (Part 2)

    35. The Story Of Us (Part 2)

    With Bryan Stevenson, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Ruha Benjamin, and David Blight

    In the second half of a two-part episode on the stories that shape our understanding of America, Kimberlé Crenshaw and special guests explore the ways that film and other technologies have reproduced and popularized these dominant stories. The episode examines Hollywood’s role in writing and rewriting history, and asks how we can begin writing new stories that tell the full story of us.

    With:

    RUHA BENJAMIN- Professor of American Studies, Princeton University; Author, Race After Technology
    DAVID BLIGHT - Professor of American History, Yale University; Author, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
    BRYAN STEVENSON - Founder and Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative; Author, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
    VIET THANH NGUYEN- Professor of American Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Southern California; Author, The Sympathizer

    Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw (@sandylocks)

    Produced and edited by Julia Sharpe-Levine
    Support provided by Amarachi Anakaraonye, Rebecca Scheckman, Destiny Spruill, and the African American Policy Forum

    Music by Blue Dot Sessions

    Follow us at @intersectionalitymatters, @IMKC_podcast

    • 43 min
    34. The Story Of Us (Part 1)

    34. The Story Of Us (Part 1)

    In part one of a special two-part episode that asks, “What’s the story of America, and how can it be told differently?” Kimberlé Crenshaw sits down with a panel of esteemed thinkers and storytellers to examine the origins, implications and failings of America’s grand narratives. The conversation delves into the stories that drove the January 6th attack on the Capitol, and those that informed liberal responses to it. How did the stories that shape our understanding of America get established in the first place, and what histories got buried in the process? In what ways have storytelling industries like Hollywood helped construct myths of American innocence? All that and more.

    With:

    RUHA BENJAMIN- Professor of American Studies, Princeton University; Author, Race After Technology
    DAVID BLIGHT - Professor of American History, Yale University; Author, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
    BRYAN STEVENSON - Founder and Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative; Author, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
    VIET THANH NGUYEN- Professor of American Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Southern California; Author, The Sympathizer

    Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw (@sandylocks)

    Produced and edited by Julia Sharpe-Levine
    Support provided by Amarachi Anakaraonye, Rebecca Scheckman, Destiny Spruill, and the African American Policy Forum

    Music by Blue Dot Sessions

    Follow us at @intersectionalitymatters, @IMKC_podcast

    • 40 min
    33. And Still We Fight

    33. And Still We Fight

    In this post-inauguration roundtable, Kimberlé and her guests grapple with the events of the past month, and contemplate the crossroads that the country now finds itself in. As we prepare for four years of Democratic leadership, how must we organize ourselves in order to fight for a more just future, rather than merely a return to the past? And what becomes possible when we embrace a political agenda that centers intersectionality as a means for achieving that future?

    With:

    BARBARA ARNWINE - President and Founder, Transformative Justice Coalition
    KIM FOXX - State's Attorney for Cook County, Illinois
    JOIA CREAR-PERRY - Founder and president of the National Birth Equity Collaborative
    KIRSTEN WEST SAVALI - Senior director of content at iONE Digital


    Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw (@sandylocks)
    Produced by Julia Sharpe-Levine
    Edited by Julia Sharpe-Levine and Rebecca Scheckman
    Additional support provided by Myles Olmsted, Nicole Young and the African American Policy Forum
    Music by Blue Dot Sessions
    Follow us at @intersectionalitymatters, @IMKC_podcast

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
609 Ratings

609 Ratings

Peopleingear ,

Eye opening and enriching in a most in-depth and profound deliverance

Topics are rich with exposure of stories I have never known or heard about . Kimberley has introduce me to many stories that cover black women and the stark realities that have been hidden . She brings these stories to surface and I am grateful to know and be aware of them . Thank you !

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A privilege to listen to

This podcast is outstanding-both illuminating and galvanizing. I will be sharing it with my students, family and friends.

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AMAZING

This podcast is amazing. I love Kimberlé Crenshaws work. So brilliant. Thank you for doing these podcasts to help shift narratives and ideology. 🔥🔥🔥

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