Over the past two years, FRIDA has been on a collaborative planning voyage, led by its Change Team, resulting in FRIDA’s new Strategic Framework. As FRIDA draws this phase of participatory planning to a close and we commemorate our 10th anniversary, there is a lot to celebrate. We are a community abundant in gratitude, knowledge, and love.
The past decade is a product and testament of what happens when our communities have the autonomy to shape our own realities. The FRIDA community’s vision reaffirms our commitment to transformation and growth, guided by five strategic principles that will deepen our work with young feminist communities.
Bridging: Connections, co-accountability, and accessibility
In this vision, FRIDA continues to bridge young feminist movements with much-needed resources This constellation envisions shared power, collective engagement and enhanced mutual accountability and solidarity.
Flourishing : Radical care and planetary wellbeing
In this vision, burnout is replaced with value, energy, love, and balance for everyone. Systems of foundational radical collective and self – care are mutually reinforced.
Queering: Creative disruption & strengthening diverse feminist movements
FRIDA aims in the long term to make our role obsolete with widespread repair and recovery of what has been harmed and stolen by colonial histories, patriarchal economic violence, and capitalism. This constellation imagines the wholeness of young feminists’ realities, identities, and visions secure and welcome throughout the world.
Co-Creating: Culture of collaboration
We envision strengthening collaboration over competition, engaging new Global South donors, strengthening and fostering South-South collaborations and intergenerational co-creation. This is, without overburdening ourselves or anyone, while sustaining and deepening our work.
Moving: Agility, flexibility, and adaptability
FRIDA dreams of the necessary outcomes for change to be met; for resources to move with agility to those who need it the most and lack it the most. This constellation invisions a reality where the principles of listening and adjusting to the changing needs of young feminist activists, is ingrained across funding spaces.
With all of this growth, there is also a lot for us to learn. Learning takes space, practice, and love. In a world that is violent and harmful to young women, girls, trans, and intersex activists and communities, sanctuary and security are also necessities for learning. FRIDA has an opportunity going forward to take time to look within, to strengthen its universe, to deepen our learning, and to grow even more impactful in the years to come.
To all the FRIDA community members and young feminist activists who participated in the surveys, consultations, interviews, check-ins and more; bringing their genuine care, commitment and honesty, and their time, expertise and wisdom. FRIDA is because of you. This is here for you. To all of FRIDA staff and board – thank you for your engagement throughout this entire process, from ideation to finish. Thank you for your trust and care. Thank you for walking towards these constellations, together.
As you dive into our FRIDAverse, we hope you consider joining our feminist resource ally community. Investing in a feminist future, whether the contribution be big or small, represents a powerful political act. We joyfully invite you to be a part of FRIDA’s next five years as we flourish, bridge, queer, co-create and move to the beat of feminist magic; after all #thefutureisfeminist <3