HOW CAN I BE A BETTER INTERSECTIONAL FEMINIST?

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    It's been Black History Month for approximately 2 seconds and the Internet is already filled with people STILL asking why there's no white history month.
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    With this in mind, I've been thinking a lot lately about whether I'm doing enough to be an intersectional feminist.
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    For some background, I've considered myself a feminist since about 4th grade, when I learned what it was. Looking back, my brand of feminism was definitely white feminism.
    For newcomers to this issue: white feminism isn't about being a feminist who is white. White feminism is the "mainstream" branch of feminism that fights for gender equality without really considering the unique issues that affect women of color, trans women, women in poverty, and other marginalized groups.
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    Unfortunately, I wasn't really aware of intersectional feminism until I got to college, and I didn't formally learn about it in my education until junior year in an elective class.
    Tbh this should be a required subject for everyone.
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    I read a lot of articles about the particular experiences of inequality that women of color face, but I feel like when it comes to taking action, I'm still really just promoting white feminism.
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    With racial justice movements, there's often a push for white people to use their position of privilege to provide a platform for POC voices, rather than speaking on their behalf.
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    That is a great way to think about it. But... I don't really know how.
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    What can I do to help to amplify the concerns of WOC?
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    Plz help me be an intersectional feminist
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