About – Feminist Speakeasy

About

Feminist Speakeasy is an intersectional gift shop, pop-up shop, and resisterhood that was founded on International Women's Day (March 8, 2018) as a way to channel outrage at sexism, Trump’s America, and Britain’s Brexit into something positive.

Feminist Speakeasy believes that real change can only happen when we all come together to dismantle racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, transphobia, ableism, and classism.

Those born into oppression are rebels by birthright — We must continue to resist and persist to turn the tide! Pick up a shirt, talk to your friends about it, and know that you’re doing an invaluable service by calling out discriminatory attitudes in your community. Together, we are creating a movement towards a more inclusive world.

To keep up with the movement and feminist events visit the feminist agenda calendar, follow us on Instagram @FeministSpeakeasy and for exclusive content, and coupon codes join The Resisterhood AKA our Facebook group.

Are you unfamiliar with the term “intersectionality?”
It’s the notion that oppressions intersect to create compounded, complex experiences of discrimination. In short, intersectional feminism recognizes that patriarchy affects all women differently, leaving some further behind than others. For example, a woman of color might experience both racism and sexism, along with a blend of the two that is unique within either. It’s something that applies to tons of people, but it’s not addressed nearly as much as it should be. Too often, we hear that racism and ableism and classicism and homophobia and transphobia and ageism and xenophobia are not feminist issues — but if an issue is something that affects women, then it should be considered one. Being conscious of others and their unique struggles will likely only make us more empathetic and understanding as a whole and will, in fact, better help us eradicate prejudice in the long run. Rather than handling bigotry one type at a time — which can ultimately pit allies against one another — we should be working towards equality for everyone.

Dasha Guyton Blogger Writer Owner Feminist Speakeasy

Founder, Dāsha Guyton is a part-time writer, full-time feminist, and self-love advocate based in Hyde Park, Chicago. She uses her point of view as a multi-racial lesbian and intersectional feminist to curate conversation-starting pins, shirts, and jewelry from creative women around the world who design, illustrate, and manufacturer products. Which means every purchase you make, gets us one step closer to bridging the wage gap globally. You can find more of Dāsha's work in Chicago Woman MagazineWindy City Wardrobe, and Qwear

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