Saturday, January 15, 2022

A Tribute to Gloria Watkins bell hooks 1952 - 2021


“All too often women believe it is a sign of commitment, an expression of love, to endure unkindness or cruelty, to forgive and forget. In actuality, when we love rightly we know that the healthy, loving response to cruelty and abuse is putting ourselves out of harm's way.” 


“A generous heart is always open, always ready to receive our going and coming. In the midst of such love we need never fear abandonment. This is the most precious gift true love offers - the experience of knowing we always belong.” 

bell hook, All about Love 



In the first Women’s Magazine of 2022, host Vylma V pays tribute to the prolific feminist writer, scholar, social critic, and inspiration to many of us, Gloria Jean Watkins-- bell hooks--who passed away on 12-15-2021. During the show’s second half, she opens the KPFA phone lines asking for your reflections and ideas about hooks's work, legacy, and passing and about how we may transform the sadness, frustration, and rage from another year of an seemingly unabating pandemic and deepening inequalities and violence into joy, positive action, and hope for 2022. She will be joined by Women's Magazine 4th Monday host Margo Okazawa-Rey. 


To listen click here  (58 mins.)


For more information

bell hooks bio


Conversation with Professor Beverly Guy-Sheftall 


Conversation with john a. powell on Belonging 

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