Black feminist identity

Stella Dadzie talks about her cultural roots and feeling at home within the black feminist movement. She comments on the differences between the concerns and priorities of white feminists and black feminists.

 

How do you describe yourself? Does your description differ depending on who is asking?

Think about your friendship groups. In what ways do black, Asian, and white girls and women face different pressures and challenges to each other? What is the significance of those differences, politically and culturally?

 

Image details

Beverly Bryan, Stella Dadzie and Suzanne Scafe, The Heart of the Race: Black women’s lives in Britain (London: Virago, 1985) © Virago Press

United Black Women’s Action Group photograph © Stella Dadzie

Black women’s group photograph © Stella Dadzie

Stella Dadzie, Beverly Bryan and Suzanne Scafe photograph © Stella Dadzie