Dec. 15, 2021
The feminist creator and scholar bell hooks, whose best-known ebook was “Ain’t I a Girl? Black Ladies and Feminism,” has died at age 69.
Her sister, Gwenda Motley, mentioned the reason for demise was end-stage renal failure, The Washington Publish reported. Hooks died at her residence in Berea, KY, the place she had served as Distinguished Professor in Residence in Appalachian Research at Berea School.
Moreover “Ain’t I a Girl?” hooks wrote greater than 30 books. Her writings broadened the feminist motion, which was typically thought of just for white middle-class and upper-class girls, in accordance with The Publish’s article. In 2020, Time journal included her in its “100 Ladies of the 12 months,” calling her a “uncommon rock star of a public mental.”
Different notable books by hooks have been “The Will to Change: Males, Masculinity, and Love;” “Communion: The Feminine Seek for Love;” and “Feminism Is For All people.”
Berea School, in an announcement about her demise, mentioned hooks was born Gloria Jean Watkins in Hopkinsville, KY, and adopted the decrease case pen title bell hooks “based mostly on the names of her mom and grandmother, to emphasise the significance of the substance of her writing versus who she is.”
Hooks earned her bachelor’s diploma from Stanford College, her grasp’s on the College of Wisconsin, and her doctorate from the College of California at Santa Cruz. She taught at Stanford, Yale, the Metropolis School of New York, and different faculties and universities earlier than going to Berea in 2004.
She devoted her papers to Berea School in 2017, “making certain that future generations of Bereans will know her work and the influence she had on the intersections of race, gender, place, class and sexuality. The next 12 months, she was inducted into the Kentucky Writers Corridor of Fame,” Berea mentioned.