Thinking About bell hooks

When bell hooks passed away last month, the tributes and remembrances were immediate. No one expected the fierce and brilliant hooks to go rest with the ancestors so soon. She was powerful in so many ways. bell hooks showed us transformational ideas could be easy to understand. She gave language to ways of thinking about… Continue reading Thinking About bell hooks

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“Any movement working toward liberation and justice must be accessible—and that’s the conversation we hope this series continues.” Count me in. Checkout the Access Series, a collaboration between Bitch magazine and the Disability Visibility Project. “Democracy’s Defenders” Helen Butler, LaTosha Brown, and Nsé Ufot on what it means to work for justice and liberation. This… Continue reading Links For The Voracious

In Celebration of Sonia Sanchez

Sonia Sanchez. Source: Amherst College. Sonia Sanchez’s poetry has been held close. Her words have been memorized, recited, and read by eager minds for generations. Reveling in her rhythms is an exploration. Readers continue to find tremendous beauty and profound truth in her words.  Earlier this month, Ms. Sanchez was awarded the Gish Prize for… Continue reading In Celebration of Sonia Sanchez

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Erica Savage Wilson experienced a traumatic brain injury. In “Things Not Seen,” she reveals the daily challenges of recovery and holding on to the will to live.  Breaking the glass ceiling is just the beginning. Labour MP Diane Abott provides a glimpse into what it’s like being Britain’s first Black Member of Parliament (MP).  “This… Continue reading Links For The Voracious

Toni Morrison had enduring friendships with Angela Davis and Fran Lebowitz. That’s range. Angela Davis on Toni Morrison: “I have always been impressed by her ability to be so focused and to inhabit the universe of her writing while not neglecting the universe that involves the rest of us.” Fran Lebowitz on Toni Morrison: “People… Continue reading

In honor of Lucille Clifton’s birthday

won’t you celebrate with me  By Lucille Clifton won’t you celebrate with mewhat i have shaped intoa kind of life? i had no model.born in babylonboth nonwhite and womanwhat did i see to be except myself?i made it uphere on this bridge betweenstarshine and clay,my one hand holding tightmy other hand; come celebratewith me that… Continue reading In honor of Lucille Clifton’s birthday