Intersectionality recognises that discrimination is influenced by things like gender, race, class, sexual orientation, and physical ability.

Kimberle Crenshaw initially coined the term "intersectionality" in the context of anti-discrimination law to examine feminism from a racial perspective. In the 1980s, scholars like Evelyn Nakano Glenn and Patricia Hill Collins expanded its application to cultural fields, particularly in critical race theory and ethnic and feminist studies. Artists focusing on intersectionality explore how various forms of discrimination, such as racism, classism, xenophobia, misogyny, or ageism, intersect and affect individuals and communities, examining these intricate dynamics.

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