Latanya Mapp Frett is the author of The Everyday Feminist: The Key to Sustainable Social Impact Driving Movements We Need Now More Than Ever. She’s not just an accomplished feminist, activist and executive, but also a storyteller giving voice to the unsung heroes of feminist movements worldwide.
In an era marked by growing awareness and activism, the role of everyday feminism emerges as a potent force for positive transformation. Latanya Mapp Frett, a respected figure in women’s empowerment and social justice, and the President & CEO of the Global Fund for Women, sheds light on the significance of everyday feminism. I had the opportunity to sit down with her for a recent episode of The Business of Giving podcast.
Understanding Everyday Feminism: Agents of Change
Everyday feminism encompasses the vital, yet often underrecognized, efforts of women in driving social, gender, racial, and climate justice movements. These women, deeply rooted in their communities, are not just advocates; they are mothers, caregivers, and nurturers. Through their intersectional approach, they adeptly navigate the social landscape, addressing complex issues.
Mapp Frett highlighted the significance of their work, stating: “They have the relationships with the community. It’s crucial that we invest in them because they are driving substantial social impact within their communities.”
Resource Scarcity: A Daunting Challenge
Despite their pivotal role, everyday feminists face significant challenges, primarily due to limited resources. Astonishingly, they are allocated only 1.9% of the total resources for gender equality, leaving these hardworking individuals to make a difference with meager support. This glaring disparity highlights the urgent need for additional resources to sustain their efforts.
Latanya articulates the importance of funding, asserting, “We try to fund these emerging movements and organizations so that they can establish a foundation for their work.”
Supporting the Cause: The Global Fund for Women’s Mission
The Global Fund for Women stands as an ally to everyday feminists by providing essential resources and support. Through its various initiatives, it endeavors to equip these women to become leaders of change. Furthermore, Mapp Frett’s book, “The Everyday Feminist,” serves as a guide and source of inspiration, narrating the challenges and triumphs of these unwavering individuals.
Taking Collective Action: Our Shared Responsibility
As members of a global community, we bear a shared responsibility in supporting the work of everyday feminists. The realization of social justice, equality, and humanity depends on collective endeavors. By amplifying their voices and providing steadfast support, we can enable lasting change.
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