Alice Walker in her book, In Search of Our Mothers’ Garden, notes that when you write the book you want to read, you are both pointing and following your “direction of vision.” As a writer and a Black feminist scholar, the author understood this to mean that she needed to craft the tools that would help her to do her work. Rethinking Meridians is the critical knowledge project, the tool, that she wanted to have in her hand when she was a classroom teacher. Consisting of articles and lesson plans, the special issue was designed as a disruption tool that would inspire teachers and students to transcend the notion of the classroom as a static, constrained, and unliberated space. By using the lens of transdisciplinarity, Rethinking Meridians examines Black feminist theory as a teaching tool and a pedagogical practice that challenges teachers to connect the work across disciplines and beyond them.

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