What Womanistics Is


1. Study of woman's ability to thrive in an environment. It endeavors to dissect what challenges her in an environment simply because she is a woman. Womanistics also addresses what aids and what hinders her ability to thrive.
2. Methods used by a woman attempting to meet such challenges.
Definition created by: Silver Wainhouse
© 2008

The mission of Womanistics is to tell, value, and protect the stories of women—to recognize their inherent strength—and to use it to dismantle what hinders a woman's ability to thrive.