The ‘death of the #girlboss’ has galvanised conversations about White feminism and how it fails to advocate for women from historically marginalised communities. Canvas8 spoke to author and journalist Koa Beck about her book White Feminism and why brand allyship should be intersectional.
Koa Beck is an author, journalist, and former editor-in-chief of Jezebel and co-host of ‘The #MeToo Memos’ on WNYC’s The Takeaway. Previously, she was executive editor for Vogue.com and senior features editor at MarieClaire.com.
Avinash Akhal is a behavioural analyst at Canvas8. He holds a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Manchester and formerly worked as a researcher at the Education Policy Institute. Outside of work, he is either crafting his boxing skills, listening to a podcast or losing money on the stock market.
Rising calls for action against gender-based violence in Latin America have fostered a climate of feminism and activism. Jevas Combativas is a radio show and transmedia project that’s challenging patriarchal education and addressing sexism through candid conversations and expert interviews.
The EndSARs protests have cast a global spotlight on the Nigerian regime. As the impact of the racial reckoning around the Black Lives Matter movement continues to be felt, the Feminist Coalition, which spearheaded this global protest movement, shows the power of collective activism.
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