Kimberly B. George is a writer, learning facilitator, coach, and feminist ethnic studies scholar. Holding a PhD in Ethnic Studies and an MA in religious history, she specializes in teaching reflection practices on identity; contemplative learning; and coalition-building leadership strategies. Dr. George holds nearly 20 years of experience in applying psychosocial theories of change to Continuing Education and Leadership Programs. Her clients have included progressive clergy, K-12 teachers, business leaders, philanthropists, and mental health practitioners.
She is the host of the podcast Writing Feminist Life Together. In June of 2023, she launched Spinsters, Seers, and Succubi.
Writing Wellness Workshops support graduate students and young scholars. Workshops are rooted in research in the history of feminist ethnic studies writing practices. We address mental health, creative process, and trauma-informed methods as part of writing practices.
Contemplative Reading/Spiritual Autobiography
This class designed for clergy and religious/spiritual leaders uniquely blends an experience of creative writing, learning social theory (including critical race theory), studying feminist foremothers, and nurturing contemplative practices. The next 6-week intensive begins in early February; register by Jan. 24th.
Writing With Feminist History
Writing With Feminist History: A Course in Transformations shows you how the feminist writings of history can inform your approach to writing toward a re-imagined world. You will learn writing practices modeled by women writers who have come before, exploring themes of naming, change, and liminality.
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At Feminism School, Dr. George partners beyond the university, leading programs and 1:1 coaching services to support women in positions of leadership and those seeking academic training.
Her writing workshops, classes, and mentorships can be found here.
She is the founder of Lillian Goes Vintage, using her love of vintage textiles to provide education on women's history. Join her private in-person salons in NYC.
Kimberly B. George holds a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from UCSD, where her research focused on revolutionary methods of feminist of color writing practices. She holds an M.A. (summa cum laude) in U.S. Religious History from Yale, where she was a Merit Scholar and a postgraduate fellow in Gender Equity and Policy. She has completed coursework for a second Ph.D. in Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice and also has done extensive graduate training in psychodynamic psychotherapy. Her interdisciplinary depths inform her innovative writing pedagogies and research on trauma, creativity, and education practices.
She is published in numerous scholarly and non-scholarly outlets, including OnBeing, The Washington Spectator, The Feminist Wire, Creative Commons, NewBlackMan in Exile, and Syndicate. She is the co-editor, with David Leonard and Wade Davis, of Football, Culture, and Power (Routledge, 2016). Her 3 current book projects underway are on 1) contemplative feminist writing practices in service of social change 2) men learning feminism and 3) the history of feminist ethnic studies writing practices.
The Wisdom of Shattering
When I was a young competitive gymnast, I remember the day I walked off the floor mat, sat down by myself at its edge, and began to contemplate quitting the sport. I was 12.
Gymnastics had been my life — the defining orbit of my childhood ambitions...
Feminist Football Fan
My feminism and my love of football have a complicated relationship.
When I was eight and watching Dave Krieg, Steve Largent, and my beloved Seattle Seahawks, I dreamed of being the first female player in the NFL. It felt unjust to me that no women were allowed in, and I wanted to be the first..
On Living a Feminist Life
Sara Ahmed’s latest work, Living a Feminist Life, dismantles the false divide between academic theory and the embodied world in which our concepts come alive. It is the kind of book we need more and more of by feminist scholars. It is an intervention not only in academic feminism...
Kimberly George is the rare scholar who combines her intellectual acuity with a passion for collaboration and reconciliation. Offering rigorous educational opportunities outside of academia, she emboldens individuals and groups to engage with feminist theory while untangling complicated cultural histories with openness and empathy.
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