Kimberly B. George, Ph.D.
Feminism School Founder
scholar of ethnic studies, gender studies, and religion
somatic psychosocial theorist
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.
And an unleashing of ancient economies of interconnection.
is that they have been studying for decades these interconnected struggles.
And they left for us an inheritance of women's knowledge about how to transform our world.
(Imagine if more leaders were trained in this inheritance? Imagine if their work was not erased by patriarchal and white supremacist education systems? Imagine if the power of your life's work could be infused by studying their suppressed and powerful legacy?)
To foster this deep learning, we teach across a breadth and depth of rigorous feminist intellectual history—from Black studies, to ethnic studies, to postcolonial, to Indigenous feminism, to Chicana, to Arab and Jewish feminisms. Self-study courses are available, or Feminist Leadership Training programs offer 1:1 and small group training in feminist learning that prepares you to lead and teach others in your respective vocation and area of influence.
The result is not only a more anchored and integrated sense of creative power, but also the co-creation of coalitions across differences of identity that catalyze collective change, healing, and accountability.
Distinct from other professional development programs, participants receive holistic methods of learning for graduate level education and 1:1 mentorship in gender studies, critical race studies, ethnic studies, etc. The learning is customized to your specific sets of vocational goals, such that artists, business leaders, political actors, and religious leaders can each live out, in distinct ways, their study of feminist foremothers.
While this work is not therapy, many participants express that the reading, internal reflection, contemplative practices, and mentorship in these programs hold deeply healing components, individually and inter-generationally.
(Spots are limited, as we assess readiness and bandwidth for the deep work.)
What has been your training to teach across so many fields of research?
My training was unusually extensive. I read and wrote voraciously in 5 graduate programs across 15 years studying counseling psychology, religious history, gender studies, and ethnic studies! I developed a unique and rigorous body of knowledge that I offer through Feminism School. Among my degrees, I hold a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from UC San Diego and an M.A. in Religion from Yale University, where I was a merit scholar and postgraduate fellow.
How long have you built programs to teach feminist theory outside the traditional university?
I have been offering Feminist Leadership Trainings since 2006, though 2011 was a turning point into hybrid models of online learning. I take immense joy in collaborating with people who are not academics but who want access to feminist education in a holistic way that supports their own life goals and spheres of influence.
Where do you reside?
I am at heart bi-coastal, but I live and work in NYC.
Why do you wear vintage clothes so much?
I love the textures of vintage fabrics the way that I love the texts of feminist foremothers!
Why do you do the work that you do as a scholar-activist-artist?
I am a mystic and an empath with a deep need for intellectual rigor and creative expression. I sense the world's possibilities for healing deep in my body—and I believe centering the writings of feminist history propels us into imagining and creating a better present and future.
What are your favorite things?
What are your writing projects?
My first academic book, Football, Culture, and Power, was on football and social theory. My next academic book is on feminist pedagogy and contemplative writing. I wish to be a writer of speculative fiction meets feminist spiritual memoir (that book is underway, too).
Read more at kimberlybgeorge.com.