The Womanist Working Collective
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
MissionThe Womanist Working Collective is a radical grassroots social action and support collective for Black folks of marginalized gender experience, specifically women (trans* and cis), femmes, and other gender expansive folx. While this language will never be enough to encapsulate all of the Black folx we center, we want to be clear that we affirm the full breadth of Black gender expansiveness and explicitly reject cissexism. Our Community of Practice unapologetically centers our Quality of Life and livelihoods through Community Organizing, Mutual Aid and Holistic Wellness.
What We DoWe are a collective of Black women, femmes and non-binary individuals who raise funds to
support our community based solutions, and provide tangible resources to Black folks of
marginalized gender experience, specifically women (trans* and cis), femmes, and other gender expansive folx. Our overarching goal is to improve Black women and femmes Quality of Life by dismantling The Systems of Oppression, which we've identified with the help of bell hooks and the Combahee River Collective as the Imperialist White Supremacist Capitalist
CisHeteroPatriarchy. Through our work, we want to shift the reality and culture of how society holds, supports, protects and educates Black women, femmes and girls while we're
simultaneously developing for ourselves the tools and language to thrive against the systemic oppression reinforced by local social determinants impacting us daily.