you will see in Manifesta,
I was a co-founder of the Third
Wave Foundation, which is
a national organization for
young feminist activists and
it remains led by young women.
Third Wave was founded in 1992
at a time when there were few
organizations focussing on young
women, so it was a pioneer.
Today--and really over the past
five years, so many such groups
have formed that it is so inspiring.
I don't think their forming
is directly related to Third
Wave, but it's just a comfort
to know that others are thinking
like we do. Some of these groups
Women's Work Project (based
II Sista (based in Brooklyn,
Source (based in San Francisco,
Women's Project (based in Washington,
for Human Rights.
Foundation for Women funds
projects for young women. Also,
there are tons of local high
school groups and college groups
that have been formed by young
women. For instance, the Feminist
Majority Foundation has
chapters on many college campuses.
As does Choice
these examples do exist, I think
that you are on to something,
which is that what is a feminist
issue is more confused today
than it has been for previous
generations. Therefore, young
women are just as likely to
be feminists through their work
to end police brutality as they
are through their work on ending
domestic violence. Feminism
is more integrated into society
and harder to define as an independent
field/area. This is one of the
things we were trying to say
I hope that helps and certainly
feel free to write back if you
have further questions.
I can't wait to read your book.