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Freedom Forum. Speaking Freely: Bell Hooks. YouTube. 26 Mar. 2016 

The New School. bell hooks: "This ain't no pussy shit" YouTube. 12 Oct. 2015     

Othering & Belonging Institute. bell hooks & john a. powell: Belonging Through Connection. YouTube. 30 April 2015

AfroMarxist. bell hooks Interview on All about love. YouTube. 18 Mar. 2020

 University of Oregon. Mind, Body and Soul - Women of Color Conference Keynote. YouTube. 5 Mar. 2008

The New School. bell hooks: A Public Dialogue Between bell hooks and Cornel West" YouTube. 10 Oct. 2014                                    

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bell hooks quote If any female feels she need anything beyond herself to legitimate and validate her existence, she is already giving away her power to be self-defining, her agency
bell hooks quote My idea of a delicious time is to read a book that is wonderful. But the ruling passion of my life is being a seeker after truth and the divine.
bell hooks quoteThe greatest movement for social justice our country has ever known is the civil rights movement and it was totally rooted in a love ethic
bell hooks quote 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 The moment we choose to love, we begin to move against domination, against oppression. The moment we choose to love we begin to move towards freedom, to act in ways that liberate ourselves and others.
bell hooks quote We have to restore feminism as a political movement. The challenge to patriarchy is political, and not a lifestyle or identity
bell hooks quote What we do is more important than what we say or what we say we believe

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This guide attempts to give a glimpse into the life, thoughts, and works of bell hooks (September 25, 1952 – December 15, 2021), an American professor, academic and social activist, intersectional feminist, cultural critic, poet, writer, and powerful proponent of love and radical non-violent social and personal change.

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