To describe the year 2020 as ‘challenging’ would be an understatement. Feminist communities across the world bore the brunt of a tumultuous year, which almost felt like an expansive desert with little flora, fauna and water in sight. Yet, deserts have their own unique ecosystem, supporting a parallel life, a different habitat and a varied way of living. In a similar fashion, we persevered and the fact that we are here now, almost 2 years since the pandemic was first recognized, is nothing short of a miracle. To use desert terminology, an oasis.
In many ways, we are all still navigating this: a landscape of crisis and isolation; a rough desert terrain that challenged our limits, yet has been rife with oases of mutual aid, solidarity, and collective resilience. We are especially so proud of the FRIDA community resounding with these challenges and shifts and finding moments of intense growth and self reflection within.
With this perseverance in the horizon, we are thrilled to end this year with a final piece of brilliance, creativity and beauty. ‘Caravaning towards a feminist oasis’, is FRIDA’s affirmation of the year that 2020 was: challenging, never ending, reflective, intense, flourishing and transformative.
Join us in this caravan as we find the feminist oasis together. Click here to read FRIDA Annual Report 2020
With this annual report, we celebrate it all: learning to pause and replenish our energy, recognizing that deserts are also fertile grounds, staying hydrated, resting and journeying along.