Sara Ahmed writes that citation serves as feminist bricks and feminist memory:
“Citation is how we acknowledge our debt to those who came before; those who helped us find our way when the way was obscured because we deviated from the paths we were told to follow. In this book, I cite feminists of color who have contributed to the project of naming and dismantling the institutions of patriarchal whiteness”
(Living a Feminist Life. Duke University Press Books, 2017).
Ahmed’s practice serves to establish and acknowledge feminist genealogies as a practice of producing just forms of knowledge and intellectual practice and resistance.