Demarcating the Intersections of your Identity:

Hello, everyone! Kristy Anne Cox (Kristy Eagar) here!

One important first step of intersectional thinking and modern American activism is being able to articulate the intersections of one's identity clearly. So, hi!

I'm a mom, a writer, and an educator.

I'm an anglophone (english-speaking) native speaker living in a majority-english country.

I'm a European-American of settler-colonial descent. My ancestry is Danish, Scottish, Irish, and English, which marks me as white here in the US.

I'm a documented citizen of the nation in which I live. While I am descended from immigrant colonizers, I'm neither immigrant nor indigenous inhabitant of the US.

I'm a cisgender woman (though by many measures I fall into the intersex spectrum). My pronouns are she/her.

I'm bisexual (attracted to men and other genders). I'm also monogamous and married to a man.

I'm a disabled person, with both visible and invisible disabilities.

I'm an outspoken Mormon feminist, and a scandalously liberal Mormon.

I live in the Provo River Valley, which is part of the ancestral homeland of Ute, Paiute, and Goshute peoples.

I'm a military brat, and I've lived in Illinois, Hawaii, Colorado, Kansas, Indiana, Idaho, Utah, and Paraguay. I say I'm "from" Chicago, because that's where I've spent the most time, but when I say "Chicago," I mean the northwest suburbs of the Chicagoland area, so up by the Wisconsin border.

What are the intersections of your identity?

Important Resources for the raw beginner:

Ijeoma Oluo's So You Want to Talk About Race.

Nisi Shawl and Cynthia Ward's Writing the Other

Robin Di'Angelo's White Fragility