This comic book, created by Dee Mathieu Cassendo in collaboration with the Young Feminist Activism (YFA) team at the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID), visually depicts the creative tactics that young feminist organisers use in their work across different contexts and movements, in spite of being under-resourced and often volunteer-led.
Citing the challenges that young feminists face, the comic explores strategies they use to motivate them to continue to work for change, including: communicating for change, engaging in intersectional and creative activism, fighting systemic racism, creating new spaces for activism, resisting threats to women's bodily integrity, and challenging fundamentalisms.
It draws from Brave, Creative and Resistant: The State of Young Feminist Organising, a report by AWID and FRIDA that shows young feminists are diverse and organise intersectionally, collaborate with activists across a range of social justice movements, and lead through participation and consensus building.
More information about Dee Mathieu Cassendo is available in the video below.
e-CIVICUS 850, November 30 2017; and AWID website, November 30 2017. Image credit: © AWID / Dee Mathieu Cassendo