Bell Hooks – Death is with you all…

Death is with you all the time you get deeper in it as you move…


“Death is with you all the time you get deeper in it as you move towards it, but it’s not unfamiliar to you. It’s always been there, so what becomes unfamiliar to you when you pass away from the moment is really life.”
-Bell Hooks

Bell Hooks – What’s really sad is that…

What’s really sad is that so many young women between the ages of 16 and…


“What’s really sad is that so many young women between the ages of 16 and 25 are ignorant and they already believe that women get the same pay as men. They don’t even really understand that equality hasn’t happened with the pay force.”
-Bell Hooks

Bell Hooks – No other group in America…

No other group in America has so had their identity socialized out of existence as…


“No other group in America has so had their identity socialized out of existence as have black women… When black people are talked about the focus tends to be on black men and when women are talked about the focus tends to be on white women.”
-Bell Hooks

Bell Hooks – I’m so disturbed when my…

I’m so disturbed when my women students behave as though they can only read women…


“I’m so disturbed when my women students behave as though they can only read women, or black students behave as though they can only read blacks, or white students behave as though they can only identify with a white writer.”
-Bell Hooks

Bell Hooks – For me, forgiveness and compassion…

For me, forgiveness and compassion are always linked: how do we hold people accountable for…


“For me, forgiveness and compassion are always linked: how do we hold people accountable for wrongdoing and yet at the same time remain in touch with their humanity enough to believe in their capacity to be transformed?”
-Bell Hooks