French Feminism from the Intersections

Rokhaya Diallo image
© Brigitte Sombié

“The main difference between Black people in France and in the U.S. is that in the U.S. people don’t question if you are American. In France you are always questioned.” Rokhaya Diallo—journalist, filmmaker, author and one of France’s most ardent activists—stands at the intersection of race and feminism, shouting through a bullhorn, holding a mirror up to France and demanding it come to terms with the fact that, as Baldwin concluded, “this world is white no longer, and it will never be white again.”

Read the rest of this dynamic interview with the inimitable Rokhaya Diallo at Ms. Magazine. 


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