A member of the Combahee River Collective—the Black, lesbian, feminist, socialist movement that conceptualised identity politics—Barbara Smith was born into struggle, a position from which she chose to create, organise and liberate herself and others. And now, at 75, the publisher, author and educator shows little desire to stop, writes Danielle Bowler.
In this feature, Smith and Bowler invite us into an intergenerational and transnational dialogue on race, sexuality, gender, and class in the United States, South Africa and beyond. They ask us to imagine, drawing on the work of the Collective, organising and politics that could be truly emancipatory. Read more