Gladt and SAWA with Salma Arzouni: Representation in Political Social Work

By Nora Holmes It’s only been four days since the 2017 FemGeniuses arrived in Berlin, and we’re not yet used to the patterns of short, unexpected rain showers that occur so frequently in the city. We are, however, learning more about Berlin public transport, and were successfully able to navigate a few buses and U-Bahns […]

ADNB des TBB: Intersectionality and Empowerment in Anti-Discrimination Support Work

By Nora Holmes Though we still have one more day of activities left in Berlin, today was our last day of official sessions. I think I can speak for most of the FemGeniuses in Berlin in saying that it’s hard to believe it’s almost been the full three weeks. The feeling of our time here […]

Some Final Thoughts on the 2017 #FemGeniusesInBerlin

  By Annie Zlevor Throughout this trip, I encountered many difficult questions that I have been struggling to answer. After three weeks of exploring Berlin, meeting with local activists, visiting museums, and attending walking tours, I find myself only a little closer to understanding their answers. More often than not, my experiences have left me […]

UNRULY

“UNRULY is for that questioning fifteen-year-old we once were and who so many of you still are. From an early age, ideas about gender, sexuality, race, bodies, and much more are ingrained in us that become hard not to believe. UNRULY provides the space to overcome these ideologies that can be limiting, confusing, and oftentimes […]

Africa in Wedding: Germany’s Colonialist Past

By Jannet Gutierrez Germany has had a very controversial history of violence and racism, the most well-known arguably being the Holocaust. However, the theory of white Germans as being the “master race” existed even before the National Socialists (Nazis) came to power. Our tour of Wedding, led by Josephine Apraku, truly shed light on the […]