Who are you?
Georgia Feminist, Inc. is an organization whose members are dedicated to learning, growing, and fighting for a better South together through building loving spaces for community, accountability, education, activism, mutual aid and community care.
We got moving in 2013 as a University of Georgia Student Government task force. Our first shirt campaigns raised awareness around gender inequity in our community and donated funds to organizations supporting survivors in Athens, Georgia.
Almost eight years later, we’re back on a mission to send money, time, and effort to local intersectional organizations that are already on the ground doing transformative, community-focused work to advance equity in the American South. We support our vision through education, mentorship, organizing, fundraising, community care and activism.
How can I get involved?
We’re still setting up plans for future activities and projects. If you’d like to stay in the loop, you can subscribe to our newsletter (we won’t spam you, we promise).
If you’re super excited, you can send us an email at thegeorgiafeminist [at] gmail [dot] com and let us know a bit about yourself and what you’re interested in. We don’t have a formal membership process right now, but we like getting to know new folks and we’d love to hear from you!
What is a feminist?
A feminist is someone who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of people of all genders. In Feminism is for Everybody, bell hooks teaches that at its core, feminism is “a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression.”
What is a “Georgia Feminist” and how can I be one?
A Georgia Feminist knows that the American South is a complicated place. The South is and has always been a place for activism, where movements are born, and where community is built. It is also a place rooted in deep, historical pain.
Georgia Feminists are dedicated to learning, growing, and fighting for a better South together, no matter where they live today. Georgia Feminists want the world, particularly the American South, to be a place where people, especially marginalized groups, feel safe, live in community with each other, and trust each other. Georgia Feminists are people of all genders who live in, love, have visited, or care about Georgia specifically and the American South more broadly.
If that sounds like you (and if you’re here, we bet it does), you’re a Georgia Feminist! To stay connected to what’s going on with The Georgia Feminist, get subscribed to our newsletter (it’s a no-spam zone), follow along on Instagram, and/or check us out on Twitter. We’re also available to chat via email at thegeorgiafeminist [at] gmail [dot] com
Is The Georgia Feminist Inc. affiliated with the University of Georgia (UGA)?
No. The Georgia Feminist, Inc. is an organization dedicated to sending money, time, and effort to local intersectional organizations that are already on the ground doing transformative, community-focused work to advance equity in the American South. Our organization has roots first as a 2013 UGA Student Government task force to advocate for a women’s center at the University, and later as WORC UGA, an online publication and student organization.
Years later, we’re so lucky to work with many of the same members as we grow The Georgia Feminist as an independent (nonprofit status pending) organization. Though several of our members do have ties to the University of Georgia as students or alumni, The Georgia Feminist, Inc. is not affiliated with the University of Georgia.
I have a question that isn’t listed here. Who can I contact?
Send us an email at thegeorgiafeminist [at] gmail [dot] com and we’ll be in touch as soon as we can.