in remembrance of:

bell hooks (September 25, 1952 – December 15, 2021)

In December we lost a great one: Groundbreaking feminist theorist bell hooks died

bell hooks (born Gloria Jean Watkins), a pen name chosen in honor of her grandmother Bell Blair Hooks, was fashioned in fashioned in lowercase to emphasizes her ideas over identity

She was most known for her feminist theory that recognizes that social classifications like race, sexual identify, class, and gender are interconnected; ignoring the intersection of these classifications creates oppression

bell hooks started writing on this theory as early as the 1981 – 8 years before the term ‘intersectionality’ was coined by fellow Black feminist Kimberlé W. Crenshaw.

She was named one of Time Magazine’s most influential women of the past centry.

“Sometimes people try to destroy you, precisely because they recognize your power – not because they see it and they don’t want it to exist.” – bell hooks

In Praise of bell hooks

Source: The New York Times