I need to revisit bell hooks; I sold numerous copies of Killing RAGE in the good old days of the brick and mortar of the greatest time in traditional book selling. But I or maybe “we” have lost alot of knowledge that we didn’t pass on to the next generation.
I apologize for not schooling the next generation. A decade has past and not enough young women know about bell hooks.
I want to be clear I am not a racist or what ever you want to tag me after this but some things must be past down so that when the next generation gets old they can retell the story the right way and it be the truth.
I have so much to study that is not academia and so much to learn so my commission for the people who are in charge and writing lines and penning pages to tell at lest one woman out of your normal circle (the girl at the bus stop, grocery line or where ever you socialize) about bell hooks and why she is important. It’s about the Lesson and the History. In no way am I trying to start what has been I am merely concerned.
We must remember to share and Sing Out Our Sheros’ name and her contribution to ushering a generation of strong women. After all, we had to learn how to wear a skirt, with stilettos, and rock our natural hair and be smart tooting an imaginary gun in corporate boardrooms to bring home the bacon.
Yes we have paid a price but that’s another story and really at the end of day, we must not throw our genius away! bell hooks, taught us how to Love while shifting thru the complex world of class, race and gender.
I haven’t heard from her in a long time and maybe she is on a long sabbatical or maybe I didn’t get the memo whatever the case. I’m looking for her to bow down at her feet and tap the floor twice, with my right hand!
(African gesture of respect)
Thank you and Love You Sister bell hooks
“They are not to look at her as a whole human being. They are to notice only certain parts.”- Selling Hot Pussy; Representation of Black Female Sexuality In The Cultural Marketplace by bell hooks