Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

bell hooks
(1952?-____) born on
Sep 25
US "educator, feminist theorist, poet". "Born Gloria Watkins, she assumed her great-grandmother's name; became professor of English and Women's Studies at Oberlin."

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F
The academy is not paradise. But learning is a place where paradise can be created.

R
Secrets find a way out in sleep . . . It is the place where there is no pretense.
A
Being oppressed means the absence of choices.
N
"Usually, when people talk about the "strength" of black women . . . . they ignore the reality that to be strong in the face of oppression is not the same as overcoming oppression, that endurance is not to be confused with transformation."
K
"It is crucial for the future of the Black liberation struggle that we remain ever mindful that ours is a shared struggle, that we are each other's fate."

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""Teaching to Transgress," ch. 14, 1994."
R: ""Black Is a Woman's Color," 1989."
A: ""Feminist Theory," ch.1, 1984."
N: ""Ain't I a Woman?," Introduction, 1981."
K: ""Breaking Bread," 1991."


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