The feminist movement maxim “The personal is political” underscores the connections between personal experiences and larger sociopolitical structures, but what this means in terms of not just what but how we know what we know is less clear. The formula has been understood to mean that our experiences are the wellspring of our most authentic politics, our most authentic truths, but what exactly mediates the movement between personal and structural?

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