Author Ines Fernandes

Mersadie Murray


Originally from Portugal, Ines moved to the U.S. for college. She studies and conducts academic research in Economics, with a focus on gender inequality. Ines hopes to use her passion for data analysis to help create more equal societies and both her academic and non-academic writing to decrease gender gaps and empower women.

Survivors in the Grey-Area: Intersecting Identities, Vulnerabilities, and Inequalities

Our identities are based on, among other aspects, our race, class, gender, sexuality, faith. What happens when the vulnerabilities and inequalities associated with each of these intersect? Survivors who are black women, pregnant working mothers, illegal immigrants or male could see their multiple identities interlock against them, but by analyzing their abuse through the lens of intersectionality we can better understand how to help.

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