Dr. Kimberle Crenshaw is credited as the person who coined the term intersectionality. But what does it mean in real life? To delve deeper into this probing question, I interviewed Khaaliq Crowder, who identifies as Black, plus-sized, Queer, and neurodiverse.
He said that there have been times when he has been the only Queer person in heterosexual rooms, the only Black person in White rooms, the only plus sized person in rooms full of skinny people, and the only neurodiverse person in a room full of neurotypical people. Because of this, Crowder noted, his brain "is sometimes a remote." In other words, it switches between identities as you would switch through the channels on a TV.