Intersectionality is the overlapping or intersecting of identities and their experiences of oppression and discrimination.
Intersectionality recognises not only differences between identities (such as racial, gender, and LGBT+ identities) but within these. For example, the experiences of women of colour are different to those of white women. It is important that we recognise overlapping identities and that everyone has their own unique experiences of marginalisation and oppression in order to be truly inclusive.
International Women's Day Celebration of BAME Women
The Inclusive Manager Training
This course is designed for managers, to help identify actions that they can take to progress Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) at the University, in the context of their role. It explores looking at intersectionality in the context of EDI work. Access further information here
The first pilot of its kind, Elevate offers a unique opportunity for staff from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background and who identify as female, to meet, share, support and learn together from across the four GW4 universities in the South West (Bristol, Bath, Cardiff and Exeter). Access further information here.
External Intersectionality Resources
LGBT+ Adoption and Fostering
Support for LGBT+ families in adopting and fostering.
Black Childless Women
A blog with resources for and experiences of black childless women.
Guidance and resources for disabled parents
Trans People of Colour
Guidance and resources to support BAME Trans People
Disability and LGBT+
LGBT+ People of Faith
Resources for LGBT+ people of faith
Women of Colour
Resources for women of colour in academia
Code-switching is when a person in a minority group tones down some of the most obvious elements that associates them with their community in order to fit into a more mainstream group.
The University of Bristol's mental health and wellbeing resources, including counselling, guidance, and courses.
UUK have published a second briefing, 'Continuing the conversation: Responding to domestic violence and technology mediated abuse in higher education communities during the Covid-19 pandemic'.