Love & Power - and the relationship between the two - is a topic has been written about by everyone from Christian theologians to political theorists to community organisers. We chose it because we want to build and increase people’s capacity to have both, because we want a world where love and power are more fairly distributed, and because we are inspired by Dr Martin Luther King’s words that ““Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.”. A special shout out is due to Ai-Jen Poo, a brilliant domestic worker organiser who captioned a photo of feminist organisers in the US “a whole lotta love & power” - and reminded us of the teaching.
If you share our values, you’re welcome here
Love and Power welcomes people from all genders, backgrounds and circumstances.We work with people who are getting involved with feminism for the the first time as well as seasoned activists, and we recognise that women’s other identifies like race, class, geography, religion, disability status all affect their experience of womanhood. We know that absolutely everyone is on a learning journey, that’s why we offer our Intersectional Feminist Bootcamp, so that we can foreground a shared set of knowlege that allows us to act together across lines of difference.
We recognise that patriarchy harms people of all genders - and that feminism is at its heart about making life better for all genders. We have built Love & Power as a women-centred part of what we see as a broader feminist movement (and by women, we mean all women - cis women and trans women) . We welcome men as ally members who want to support this work, because you have a key role in the feminist movement and - and we are looking to build additional support and programming for men too (we also have quite a few campaign ideas!). We’d love you to join us, but if you decide you want to be in a men’s focused organisation, here are are some brilliant feminist organisations designed by and for men: