Hi, we’re Lizzie and Chloe, two graduates who met while studying feminist theory at Oxford.
We created FemThinkDo as our way of continuing to share and explore some of the most exciting new feminist research beyond university.
In our curated 8-week programmes you’ll have access to talks, discussions and workshops with a range of feminist voices. We see feminist writing and research as a call to arms for exciting and important political change, and something that has the power to make a real difference in the world. That’s where FemThinkDo comes in; we want to bridge the gap between ideas and action!
How? We find the best and most brilliant new voices from a range of backgrounds and disciplines, to take part in our events. By learning how authors, academics, activists, artists and more, incorporate feminism and activism into their daily lives as well as their work/pursuits, we hope to inspire a generation of change makers! We really value the accessibility of knowledge and information, and we have made this central to FemThinkDo’s philosophy. As Oxford graduates we recognise the privileges we have had and we are dedicated to keeping our programme accessible to all in both information and cost. It is our mission to share knowledge, promote research and inspire activism!
In our pilot programme coming January 2021, we will be hosting speakers to talk on topics such as ‘Feminism and The Institution’, ‘Queer Theatre’, and ‘Feminism and Science’, among many others. With 8 events to choose from, we’re sure there will be something for everyone.
Join the FemThinkDo community today - follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram where we post regular updates on our latest work and programmes, as well as our Crowdfund where you can support our programme directly. We cannot do the work that we do without your help and support - thank you so much to everyone who has supported us so far, it means the world to us!
Our Core Values
Accessibility, in every sense of the word. We want to make our events as accessible as possible, ranging from providing resources for those who may be hard of hearing to providing concessions on ticket prices for those who need them. Educational establishments are still incredibly elitist and exclusive places, and we want to avoid the same pitfalls at FemThinkDo. For this reason, if you have any ideas and advice on how we can make FemThinkDo more accessible for you, feel free to get in touch with us and voice your concerns.
Intersectionality; as the often-said proverb goes, ‘if your feminism isn’t intersectional, then it isn’t feminism’. We are invested in providing an intersectional feminist voice - we work hard to keep aware of the different experiences that people have due to how their various, intersecting identities are received in the world. For this reason, we are approaching FemThinkDo with intersectionality by ensuring that we hold a mic to a range of voices that speak to the largest range of experiences possible. As two women who are privileged in a number of ways, we will inevitably fail in this endeavour from time to time. If you feel able and willing, please feel free to call us in on any ways in which we are failing to do so, and we will do our best to improve.
Here is a link to a more in depth explanation of intersectionality and its importance: https://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2020/6/explainer-intersectional-feminism-what-it-means-and-why-it-matters
Integrity; we aim for integrity in all our work, both in the material which we provide and in the voices which we uphold. We aim to provide a fair, safe, and stimulating space for the sharing of ideas, perspectives, and work. For these reasons, we will not tolerate hate speech in any form or speech that attacks the identity of another person from either our speakers or our audiences. Please be aware of our guidelines and treat one another with compassion and respect.