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15 AAPI Feminists Everyone Should Know

Boss bitches on deck.

The Asian American feminist movement encompasses a range of intersectional race, class, and gender issues in the United States.

a group of asian women

1. Yuri Kochiyama

Yuri Kochiyama at a memorial in oakland for inhabitants of a Japanese-American World War II interment camp in Rohwer, Ark

2. Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay

portrait of Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay in black and white

3. Karin Aguilar-San Juan

Karin Aguilar-San Juan sitting on a rick while speaking

4. Asa Akira

Asa Akira at AVN Awards

5. Senti Sojwal

6. Patsy Mink

Patsy Mink in Congress

7. Kalpana Chawla

Kalpana Chawla in space jumpsuit

8. Kim Coco Iwamoto

Kim Coco Iwamoto posing for a photo in Honolulu, Hawaii

9. Helen Zia

Helen Zia at Women's Media Center

10. Junko Tabei

Junko Tabei climbing mountains

11. Amazin LeThi

Amazin LeThi in boots and white vest

12. Kaohly Her

Kaohly Her headshot

13. Josefa Llanes Escoda

image of josefa on a piece of currency

14. Zarina

15. Maxine Hong Kingston

Maxine Hong Kingston with head resting on hand

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