Intersectionality Network

About Us

The Intersectionality Network is a diverse, global, and genuinely inclusive community founded in 2017, our community has arisen from lived experiences of Black disabled women students and academics within Higher Education (HE). Currently, in early stages of community-building, the network aims ultimately to connect – and thereby support – Black disabled women students and academics in HE and all over the world.

Our Objectives

Objectives:

  • To create a diverse, positive community of Black disabled women students and academics
  • To encourage Black disabled women students and academics to be proud of their full identity
  • To deliver support and advice to network members, allies, and Higher Education (HE) institutions with an explicitly intersectional perspective
  • To deliver an awareness of lived experiences, and encourage sharing of personal narratives throughout HE
  • To promote inclusion and equality in HE
  • To encourage visibility of impairment, race, and gender in HE – on the national curriculum, in employment policies, and in administrative practices for students and staff
  • To amplify the voices of Black disabled women students and academics of in HE
  • To develop safe spaces in HE for Black disabled women students and academics
  • To support the elimination of intertwined discrimination (ableism, racism and gender) in HE
  • To increase opportunities for Black disabled women students and academics in teaching, professional practices, and researching opportunities

Studying

Ethos:

At The Intersectionality Network, we believe that networking, solidarity, awareness, and campaigning can help to create the positive changes necessary to increase inclusivity in Higher Education (HE). We believe that this is paramount to enable equal opportunities not just for Black disabled women students and academics, but for all those who are impacted by contemporary practices of exclusion, and intersectional institutional discrimination within HE.