The Historic Multitudes of bell hooks

March 1, 2019

March is Women’s History Month, making it a good time to look back on the authors who have shaped us. For the New York Times, Min Jin Lee recounts the paradigm-shifting experience of reading bell hooks as a sophomore at Yale. “[It] was as if someone had opened the door, the windows, and raised the roof in my mind,” Lee writes. “I am neither white nor black, but through her theories, I was able to understand that my body contained historical multitudes and any analysis without such a measured consideration was limited and deeply flawed.”

is a writer and illustrator. She is the author of two illustrated books, Last Night's Reading (Penguin Books, 2015) and Sanpaku (Archaia 2018).

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