Black Feminist Future (BFF) is a political hub focused on the dynamic possibilities of galvanizing the social and political power of Black women, girls, and gender-expansive people toward liberation.


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“We are each other’s harvest; we are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond.” —Gwendolyn Brooks

At Black Feminist Future (BFF) interdependency and collaboration are the textures in our map. One decade in, BFF is a testament to the strength of Black feminisms, both reflective of our membership and committed to our liberation. Put simply, we are in the business of Black freedom.

We are drawing the shape of our liberation in ink, giving name to the constellations that help us way-find, and following our North Stars home. In celebration of our 10 year anniversary, BFF presents Magnitude and Bond, a series of transformative activations for Black feminists throughout the country to continue our expansion toward a Black feminist future where we are all free.

Black feminisms

gets us free

Black Feminist Future (BFF) is a member-centered organization and our members help inform our work, campaigns, and initiatives. At BFF, we’re centering leadership development, community care, and joy in order to build the political and social power that we need to win concrete changes in our lives, community, and beyond.


Black feminisms explain how systems of oppression and power are both interconnected and systemic. To actualize Black feminist solutions, a transformation of self, community, and society is required. Black Feminist Future is the container for this transformation.


Founded by Paris Hatcher, the organization was formed in response to the 2014 uprisings because of the lack of response and outrage over the murders of Black women, girls, and gender-expansive people despite those same folks being on the frontlines of movements to end police violence.


The gaps in the reproductive and racial justice movements sparked a desire for a national space dedicated to challenging patriarchy and sexism through Black feminism. And, after a year and a half of visioning salons where more than 300 participants imagined the possibility of Black feminisms, the centralized incubator of Black Feminist Future was formed.
After the death of Sandra Bland in the summer of 2015, Black Feminist Future began an altar-building movement across the country to honor and uplift the names of Black women and girls whom police had murdered. These Defend Black Womanhood altars have become a tradition – underscoring the organization’s commitment to fostering connection among its members and with ancestral legacies.


BFF identified areas to bolster movements for racial, gender, and reproductive justice, creating a unique offering to support leaders, organizers, and organizations to strengthen their impact and capacity. Thus Facilitation for Movement was launched to train space holders, facilitators, and meeting makers in how to have transformational convenings.


BFF’s hallmark programming: Black Feminist Organizing Schools (BFOS), was created. The Black Feminist Organizing Schools are the vanguard training program for Black feminists in the US. Through these schools (e.g. Some of Us Are Brave, Canon), BFF has trained dozens of Black feminists to deepen their analysis and interject Black feminisms into their lives, communities, and broader society.


The Table to Abolish Patriarchal Violence was developed in partnership with M4BL, with the commitment to prevent, disrupt, and interrupt the violence caused by misogynoir and the patriarchy.


When natural disasters, compounded by government inaction and negligence, hit our communities, Black women, girls, and gender-expansive people are often erased and forgotten. When the COVID-19 pandemic reached the US, Black Feminist Future’s Black Womxn Are Essential campaign shifted this approach through a collection of data, observation, and shared understanding.
Guided by past and current Black feminist electoral champions, Black Feminist Future created Vote Like A Black Feminist, a 4-point guide encouraging voters to apply their Black feminist values in navigating the electoral space.


The Transnational Black Feminist Mapping Project was created, in collaboration with the Okra Collaborative as an intentional space to connect with transnational mapping partners in East Africa, South Africa, South America, Europe, and the Caribbean.
BFF convened organizations and individuals through Jubilee: A Black Feminist Homecoming in 2021. This event was centered on nurturing Black feminist leadership and advancing Black feminisms


In the face of assaults on reproductive freedom in the United States BFF launched Abortion is Freedom, a narrative power-building campaign which boldly declares that the attacks on our reproductive freedoms are about power and force, not abortion. The Abortion is Freedom campaign is ongoing as BFF consistently calls the most marginalized to the forefront, ensuring their visibility and amplifying their voices in renewed calls for reproductive justice.
The same year that Roe fell, Brittney Griner was detained in Russia. BFF swiftly mobilized to #BringBrittneyHome, shedding light on the media’s misogynoir-laden coverage and underscoring the intersectionality of Brittney’s identity as a Black queer woman.


BFF convened organizations and individuals through Get Free: A Black Feminist Reunion in 2023. This event was centered on nurturing Black feminist leadership and advancing Black feminisms
In a world where the narratives of Black women, girls, and gender-expansive individuals have often been co-opted, the milestone of a thriving Black feminist organization reaching its tenth year cannot be overstated. This decade is a testament to the resilience, vision, and unwavering commitment to liberation that lives at Black Feminist Future. Our people make this possible.


As Black feminists, our influence and meaning-making flow through each other. We depend on each other; and further, we grow because of each other. We are made greater by each other and built stronger by each other. We are important to each other. With this series of activations, we celebrate the magnitude of our influence and build our collective strength.


BFF is a political hub focused on the dynamic possibilities of galvanizing the social and political power of Black women, girls, and gender-expansive people towards liberation. We do this by building and nourishing the leadership of fierce Black feminists, fortifying aligned organizations and movements, and shifting cultural norms.


  • Black women, girls, and gender-expansive people are inherently valuable.
  • Black feminisms is for all Black people and it is how we get free.
  • Interdependency: Our struggle for liberation is global and means we must defeat all systems of oppression.
  • We center the most vulnerable in our work and in our solutions.
  • We center community care and joy as we build power to defeat systems of oppression.
  • We make the invisible, visible.
  • Transformation is a process: come as you are, transformation is a must.
  • Squad Up: We defend Black women, girls, and gender-expansive people.


Nourish and Develop Black Feminist Leaders
Disrupt the culture of misogynoir and advance Black feminisms
Shift the material conditions for Black women, girls, and gender expansive people in the US and the across the diaspora
Align and strengthen organizations and movements towards building a 21st century feminist movement guided by Black feminist politics



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