Happy birthday, bell hooks!

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Today is the birthday of the theorist whose work brought me into feminist academia! I’m celebrating by sharing one of my favorite bh quotes:

“There are times when personal experience keeps us from reaching the mountain top and so we let it go because the weight of it is too heavy. And sometimes the mountain top is difficult to reach with all our resources, factual and confessional, so we are just there, collectively grasping, feeling the limitations of knowledge, longing together, yearning for a way to reach that highest point. Even this yearning is a way to know.”- from Teaching to Transgress

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