Intersectional Finances Series

Just as every person’s life experience is different, so too is their experience with money. In an attempt to share as many perspectives as possible, Femme Frugality hosts a series of stories on intersectional finances.

Here are a few of the intersections where people experience money differently because of systemic oppression:

  • Race.
  • Gender.
  • Sexual orientation.
  • Religion.
  • Disability.
  • Socioeconomic class.
  • The list goes on.

We all live at points of both oppression and privilege, but some people face far more oppression than others. This series is a space where you have the opportunity to:

  • Learn from people with experiences different from your own.
  • Identify with those who face similar obstacles in their life.
  • Reflect on your own ability to change things for the better.

Each piece in the series is directed by its author, who lives at the intersection about which they write.

Browse the Intersectional Money Series

Be sure to check back often as new pieces are added to this series. If you feel so moved and can keep your words respectful, the best way to interact with an author’s story is to leave a comment on an individual post.

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I’m a Black Disabled Woman. My Identity Has Been Stolen More Than 6 Times During the Pandemic.

You know how there's been A LOT of identity theft happening during the pandemic? For disabled communities of color, the impacts can be far more devastating. Here are some steps you can take if you've had your identity stolen.

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How Your ACE Score Affects Your Money Habits

Our past can unconsciously influence our decisions. Paying attention to behavior patterns with money can help create reflective money habits.

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Why Representation Matters in Finance Media

Sometimes, all it takes to spark the confidence that you can be successful is seeing just one person who looks like you represeneted in the media.

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A Lesson Learned: The Black Tax

When I first heard of the Black tax, it was often described in the context of Black Americans and immigrants who are having to deal with the financial and emotional pressure of supporting family members. I connected with that assumption, but learned that I was wrong.

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The Intersection of Islamophobia and Domestic Violence

Nour Naas shares her important story and perspective on domestic violence and how marginalized groups face additional barriers when it comes to reporting.

First-hand account of disableism impacting your money situation from an autistic woman.

How Disableism Has Affected My Finances

How hard is it to get a job when you're autistic? And then, once you have a job, how hard is it to keep even if the quality of your work is excellent? Read this important and eye-opening post--and then pass it along to the HR manager at work.

Intersectional Women's Finances

Overcoming Financial Obstacles as a Black Woman

Black women in America face double the wage gap, work more for less pay and incur more stress as a result. Join us as Chonce Maddox shares her experiences.

Stranger in My Native Land: Asian American Money

Asian-American women face racism and xenophobia on a regular basis. Along with it comes the need for hypervigelence around career and financial matters.

Lived Experience, Bravery and Fear

What is the financial impact of being a woman in a same-sex relationship? Taylor shares how her money decisions are contextualized by lived experience.

Heteronormativity at work is damaging and can lead to loss of talent.

Heteronormativity at Work

Heteronormativity at work is damaging and can lead to loss of talent. Don't know what heteronormativity is? You need to read this right now.