“What does plurifeminism across Abya Yala mean to you?”

Students taking event organizer Michelle Habell-Pallan’s class need to ask event participants what plurifeminism Abya Yala means to them. Of course, there is no one, all-encompassing answer to this question, but here are some ideas from attendees: 

Here are some of the answers: 

“Plurifeminism means decolonization” 

“What do those terms mean?” 

“Both plurifemism and abya yala are very subjective and open to interpretation. That concept is important for indigineous people who might be doing feminist work but not necessarily finding the term encompassing or accepting of them.”

To me, plurifeminism is a term that allows for people to accept the imperfections of any particular kind of feminist activism. Plurifeminists are able to switch between modes of activism without sacrificing self and recognizing that feminism has to have multiple modes to be able to be truly intersectional. 

Students setting up for the event, and interviewing different attendees.

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