“While a lot of nonsense is shared on social media, especially in the wake of 45’s election, Reclaiming Our Space is a reminder that Black feminists have been using Twitter and Facebook to build offline movements. “
Part memoir, part tactical guide to internet activism, Jones’s entertaining book advises black women on how to make their voices heard and everyone else on best practices for being an ally.
Jones unpacks how black feminists built communities with their activism on social media and influenced global conversations while creating movements around race, class, gender, sexuality, politics and culture with hashtags.
Sharp and provocative, the narrative is most powerful in its implication that, unless born to privilege, all Americans, regardless of race or gender, now “feel something akin to what Black people…have always experienced.” Understanding black (female) struggles is therefore critical for everyone.