Chardine Taylor Stone is an award-winning cultural producer, writer and feminist activist. She was featured in The Voice newspaper as one of the Women Who Rocked the World in 2015, Diva Magazine’s LGBT Power List 2016 and Buzzfeed’s ‘The Most Inspiring British LGBT People Of 2016‘. A regular on the Pride Power List, in May 2017 Chardine won the British LGBT Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to LGBT+ life’. In 2018 she was nominated by Diva Awards for LGBT Activist/Campaigner of the Year and has again been nominated by Diva Awards in 2020 for “Unsung Hero”
Sold Out: How Black Feminism Lost Its Soul
Are advertising campaigns really the tools with which we dismantle the master’s house? Can we afford to separate the demand for racial justice from class, sexual and regional inequalities? Why should we care if events aimed at Black women are sponsored by union-breaking multi-nationals? What does it really mean to ‘secure the bag’ within a capitalist society?
Sold Out: How Black Feminism Lost Its Soul examines how a new wave of Black feminism finding its voice on social media under the dark cloud of austerity and right-wing ascendancy, has been co-opted by multinationals, PR companies and the liberal establishment. Chardine Taylor-Stone pulls no punches; asking readers to take a hard look at the often-contradictory philosophies that define Black feminism today with its performance of radicalness and raising the question of whether this movement can return to its radical roots.
Sold Out is an urgent call-to-arms at a precarious time for Black activism, and a love-letter to those who have paved the way before us.