CESSI Lecture Series: The Women Transnational Feminism Forgot: Mapping Intersectionality in Kyrgyzstan
with Alexa Kurmanov, PhD Student, Dept. of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
Thursday, July 22, 2021
What does intersectionality as praxis look like in Kyrgyzstan? Grassroots feminist, LGBTQ and transfeminist groups in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan are creating a unique space for themselves through various community art projects. By centering the “everyday” experiences of women, the 2019 Feminnale Art Exhibit challenged the monolithic and homogenized categories of “woman” imposed by on (post)socialist Central Asia, opening up further insights on race, gender, and sexuality.