Kimberly B. George, Ph.D.
 Feminism School Founder

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scholar of ethnic studies, gender studies, and religion 

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Our world needs great healing.

The dismantling of racial and religious supremacies, empire, and conquest.

The flourishing of all genders into feminist freedom.


A deep reckoning with Indigenous rights, decolonization, and the earth.

Spirituality grounded in joy and justice.

Bodies healed of exhaustion.

And an unleashing of ancient economies of interconnection.

What is so powerful...

about returning to the work of feminist foremothers is that they have been studying the interconnected struggles and finding the spiritual, intellectual, and relational practices of liberation, healing, and transformation for generations.

Why take courses at Feminism School?

  • *Women's intellectual history is revolutionary knowledge that has been systematically silenced. When we turn toward that knowledge with presence and attention, we receive a wellspring of creative power and healing. (*Use of the term at our school is trans inclusive, always.)

  • We teach principles that reconnect the mind, body, and spirit as we learn and as we unlearn. The awakenings within our learning then become portals of creative transformation and *spiritual activism. (Use of this term is indebted to the work of Dr. AnaLouise Keating and Gloria Anzaldúa.)

  • This holistic process also helps us re-think (and re-feel, re-sense, & re-imagine) the very meaning of what education is. Our feminist practices embody new and ancient ways of understanding knowledge, social change, healing, and spiritual leadership.

When we study feminist ways of knowing...

... we connect back to our body's knowledge and birth our voice.

 

But we also listen with more skill to the stories of others, understanding intersections and connections.


We move from naming the symptoms of a problem to recognizing the deeper systems.

 

And we learn to trust our creativity, recognizing we are empowered—collectively— to rewrite the course of history.

The Learning Method:

Grief + New Language +Creativity = Transformation

At Feminism School, we teach practices to feel and process the grief of violent structures (like patriarchy and white supremacy), while supporting ways to move that grief into creative power and collective change. This approach carefully integrates: trauma studies, spiritually-informed frameworks, creative rituals, and somatic-contemplative practices, with a focus on sensory vibrancy.

While all our curriculum is built from rigorous academic research, the learning methods emphasize creative expressions, including recognizing and reclaiming women's creativity in our ancestral lines. (For example, Dr. George integrates images from her Grandma's artistry—like this handmade skirt—into Feminism School and the visual language of the course workbooks. Students are encouraged toward similar creativity reclaiming practices within their feminist learning.)

Expansive and Interdisciplinary Research

Curriculum intricately quilted across cultural traditions

Currently, the feminist research informing the courses integrates U.S. Black studies, ethnic studies, Native American and Indigenous studies, Chicana studies, Jewish cultural studies, Arab American studies, Asian American studies, postcolonial theory, queer theory and LGBTQ history, and religious history.

In 2020 and 2021, we will be growing our curriculum to center and support research that is rooted elsewhere than a North American and Western European academic context. The new Researcher-Respondent Initiative (forthcoming) will partner with feminist researchers around the globe, with a emphasis on the intersections of feminism, social change, and spirituality.

Meet the founder.

Dr. Kimberly B. George

Among my degrees, I hold a Ph.D. in ethnic studies from UCSD and an M.A. in religion from Yale Divinity School/University. I read and wrote voraciously in several graduate programs for 15 years (counseling psychology, religious history, gender studies, ethnic studies) until I felt I had developed my body of unique knowledge that I offer through Feminism School.

I live and work in NYC, a city that has brought joy and rejuvenation to my scholarly pursuits. I often wear vintage dresses (this one is 1920s). I love the textures of vintage fabrics the way that I love the texts of feminist foremothers. I am a mystic and spirituality is a central practice of my work.

Other things about me: I am open to trading skill sets for courses. (Feminism School currently has need for a video editor and a part-time administrative assistant.) I don't think money is the only currency in a feminist economy: it might not even be the main currency in the future of this world. 

 More things about me: I like contemplative reading and coffee, meditation and walking Manhattan, and lyrical dancing as prayer. My first academic book was on football and social theory; my next academic publication is on feminist pedagogy, writing, and spirituality. I used to be a gymnast. I wish to be a writer of speculative fiction meets feminist spiritual memoir (that book is underway).  Read more about my work at kimberlybgeorge.com.

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