The Undeniable, bell hooks
bell hooks, public intellectual, author, and feminist was named as 100 Women of the Year in 2020, by Time Magazine. The publication featured the author’s groundbreaking work 1984: Feminist Theory from Margin to Center as an influential work that unapologetically calls out the scholarly and literary world about their lack of appreciation of Black women’s voices in feminism. bell hooks suggests in 1984… that (all) feminists need to take a stand and advocate for the full diversity of the female experience, as well as honoring the voices of African American women feminists from all walks of life.
About bell hooks… She was born Gloria Jean Watkins on September 25, 1952 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. At age 19, she began writing what would become her first full-length book, Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism, published in 1981. About the spelling of her name… bell hooks, assumed her pseudonym, the name of her great-grandmother, to honor female legacies.
“I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else’s whim or to someone else’s ignorance.” – bell hooks
Art Work: Bell Hooks, 1984 is a photograph by Art by Monica Ahanonu for TIME. | Image of bell hooks, Public Domain