Speak up lovely and don’t be shy, your voice will be heard and recognized.
Bravery is strong within your eyes. You’ve been fighting too long for something obviously right.
Obsidian, Amber and opal so bright, pearls for the jaded, devotion towards the fight (and it’s really a fight).
Spotlight this while neglecting that…..the progress you seek is doomed to fall flat.
Crenshaw saw a spark in the sky, so kiss your bird and let her fly.
Intersectionality – We will honor your voice and identity.
Intersectionality – The movement you seek must include me.
Oppression, living in society. Damn Girl, don’t let your fire freeze.
Ignorance, are the ones who put you down. Passionless are the ones who stay down.
But I will never stay down. I will never stay down…no-no-no-no. I will never stay down…no-no-no-no,
I -will -never -stay -down!!!
Cause I’m a beautiful soul you see – and we are stronger with unity.
But I will fight alone if need be – for some common sense equality.
So speak up lovely and don’t be shy, your voice is heard and justified.
– Written by Kevin Levy
© 2017 – Kevin Levy – All Rights reserved
Watch Revolution Choir during a backyard practice rehearsing parts to Crenshaw.
Race and gender discrimination is such an important topic. The feminist movement is powerful but there is more that goes along with it for total equality. Knowledge is power.
Intersectionality is the study of how overlapping or intersecting social identities, particularly minority identities, relate to systems and structures of oppression, domination or discrimination which is best described by Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw. She is known for the introduction and development of intersectional theory,