Feminism Takes Stage at District Forum


Students from the Acalanes Union High School District (AUHSD) came together virtually for a Diversify Our Narrative AUHSD forum on March 24.

Diversify Our Narrative is a forum that involves students from all of the AUHSD schools in a conversation about diversity issues.

In honor of last month being Women’s History Month, the forum revolved around the importance of intersectional feminism and making sure that all women’s voices and experiences are heard and represented.

The female student-led forum began with each of the panelists explaining what intersectional feminism means to them.

“To me, feminism itself should be intersectional,” said sophomore forum panelist Mira Shah. “It should be inclusive of all the different parts of your identity. It is important to recognize all minority groups and intersectional feminism takes the time to shed the light on minority groups.”

Junior Adriana Colon explained what led her to become a feminist. “All people who identify as women or have interest in fighting for gender equity are involved, are acknowledged, have an equal voice, and are thought about…. This is what led me to want to be a feminist… to allow for minority groups to have an equal oppurtunity in feminism,” she said.

Some of the discussions included the discrimination that different women face because of their background or race, how intersectionality can cross over with tokenism, how women can activiely change the status quo, the history that is taught in schools dealing with intersectionality and feminism, and the future of intersectional feminism.

“Confidence and persistence can get you a long way… Keep making your voices heard, a little can go a long way and a lot can go a long way,” said Colon.

In closing, the forum ended with 8 minutes of silence for the victims of the recent Atlanta shooting.