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Hood Feminism
Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot | Mikki Kendall
A potent and electrifying critique of today's feminist movement announcing a fresh new voice in black feminism Today's feminist movement has a glaring blind spot, and paradoxically, it is women. Mainstream feminists rarely talk about meeting basic needs as a feminist issue, argues Mikki Kendall, but food insecurity, access to quality education, safe neighborhoods, a living wage, and medical care are all feminist issues. All too often, however, the focus is not on basic survival for the many, but on increasing privilege for the few. That feminists refuse to prioritize these issues has only exacerbated the age-old problem of both internecine discord and women who rebuff at carrying the title. Moreover, prominent white feminists broadly suffer from their own myopia with regard to how things like race, class, sexual orientation, and ability intersect with gender. How can we stand in solidarity as a movement, Kendall asks, when there is the distinct likelihood that some women are oppressing others? In her searing collection of essays, Mikki Kendall takes aim at the legitimacy of the modern feminist movement arguing that it has chronically failed to address the needs of all but a few women. Drawing on her own experiences with hunger, violence, and hypersexualization, along with incisive commentary on politics, pop culture, the stigma of mental health, and more, Hood Feminism delivers an irrefutable indictment of a movement in flux. An unforgettable debut, Kendall has written a ferocious clarion call to all would-be feminists to live out the true mandate of the movement in thought and in deed.
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Cazxxx
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A very well written and informative book which everyone should read

5feet.of.fury I love that one! 6d
Cazxxx @5feet.of.fury it‘s a good one! 6d
Tera66 This was so good. 5d
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Erin.Elizabeth10
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This books almost feels like a collection of essays; each of the 18 chapters talks about a topic (hunger, housing, education, etc) and how it relates to feminism. It‘s a broad primer on intersectional feminism. There were parts of the book that felt a bit too tied to the moment, but most of it was able to use examples while not getting caught in a specific political moment, and was very good. (Review continued in comments…)

Erin.Elizabeth10 I would say the strength & weakness was the same: Because she covered many topics, there was overlap, so it could feel repetitive, but the point of the book was also to show how everything is connected, and it did that very well. 1mo
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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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I learned so much from Kendall's essays in this book! I knew some of it, but she gave me new perspectives on other parts of intersectionality that I hadn't thought of before.

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WorldsOkayestStepMom

I've been audiobooking the tagged book while I get as many things done for tomorrow that I can. So far I've made oat balls, turkey pinwheels, and arranged the veggie tray. I still have to make green tea and fudge.

mabell I‘ve been thinking about making fudge! Yum! 2mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @mabell my mom gave me a recipe for it and I made a trial run of it last weekend! 2mo
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Singout
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Well worth reading: a series of essays looking at racism from a black feminist perspective, particularly challenging and encouraging White feminist to integrate anti-racism and other forms of anti-oppression into their work. The direct and honest essays, which include Kendall‘s personal experiences, focus on issues such as education, beauty and body judgment, pregnancy and parenting, poverty, health access, and sexual expression.
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Anger can be cathartic, motivating, and above all else an expression of the innate humanity of any community. Demands that the oppressed be calm and polite and that forgiveness come before all else are fundamentally dehumanizing... anger gets the petitions out, it motivates marches, it gets people to the ballot. Anger is sometimes the only fuel left at the end of a horrible day, week, year, or generation. #SheSaid

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AnneCecilie
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I didn‘t read the blurb for this before I started reading, and I probably should. This book was not what I thought it would be.

Every essay start with Kendall talking about the subject on her own life before she broadens the argument. She covers subject such as gun violence, poverty, stereotypes and abortion. Some of these arguments felt very American to me and maybe that‘s why I preferred her essays on stereotypes because they are more easily

AnneCecilie transferable to other countries. I‘m glad I read it, I just thought it would be more universal. 3mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great review 3mo
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Tera66
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This book gave me so much to think about, I try to always be an ally but this book shows that I can do more. I need to not just be an ally but an accomplice.This gave me an opportunity to interrogate myself and look at situations in new ways. I definitely would like to read more from this author.

johncadams Sounds like a good read. 3mo
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Matilda
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Listened to the audiobook last year which is fantastic but also needed a physical copy.

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AnneCecilie
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#BookReport

I finished Hood Feminism #SheSaid and continued The Warmth of Other Suns #OtherSuns

I finished Babylon Berlin and Read Family Lexicon. I‘m in the middle of both 304 days and Diary of a Young Naturalist.

Cinfhen It‘s been nominated for an upcoming bookclub read and I‘m wondering if I should vote for it?? 3mo
AnneCecilie @Cinfhen I would definitely vote for it. I didn‘t even know that there was a Great Migration, so I‘m learning so much. 3mo
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Cinfhen Is the length a hinderance?? Can it be read & discussed in a month?? 3mo
AnneCecilie @Cinfhen If I don‘t include the index and notes, my edition is 545p. So I guess it depends on how much one can read in a month. 3mo
Cinfhen Oh, that‘s good to know!! Because it said page count 672 🤨🤪and THAT had me worried!! 3mo
AnneCecilie @Cinfhen My edition is 622p including notes and index 3mo
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MallenNC
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I appreciated Mikki Kendall‘s book of essays about how mainstream (white) feminism has not served all women. I especially liked how she argued that feminist issues must go beyond reproductive rights, career issues, and work/life balance.

This was my #BookSpinBingo for October and our #SheSaid selection for the month. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 3mo
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fredthemoose
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ A lot of important information related to potential blind spots that feminists and others who care about social justice may have that ultimately weaken their effectiveness or can actually be harmful. Some of her arguments were made more effectively than others for me, and the audio recording seemed to go back and forth between sessions/styles, which was distracting. A bit of a weak pick for me. Looking forward to the #SheSaid discussion!

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ravenlee
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This is a very strong essay collection. I think I understand the racist impacts of traditional feminism better, and I hope now that I know better I can do better. I didn‘t agree with everything here, but that‘s ok. I liked Lorde‘s writing better, but it‘s good to read them in succession and see the torch being passed. I missed last week‘s discussion, so looking forward to this week. Thanks @Riveted_Reader_Melissa for another great #SheSaid pick!

ravenlee This is my October #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks and another #20in4 goal down @Andrew65 3mo
fredthemoose I have some similar thoughts and am also looking forward to the discussion! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 3mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 3mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m looking forward to the discussion too! Great review. 3mo
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Book #56: 🎧Audiobook. Required feminist reading to help educate on intersectional feminism. Going in, I knew what intersectional feminism was on a base level, but I didn‘t understand the specific issues that it included. Kendall does a great job of going into each issue, providing personal anecdotes and examples in politics and pop culture. Always learning!

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In theory, gentrification can bring services and jobs to a community. In practice, it means opportunities for some and criminalization for others. It‘s easy to dismiss claims made by residents about increased police presence as speculative when you‘re new to the area, but for those who‘ve lived through the past few decades in major cities, they‘ve seen a lot of lack of investment in those neighbourhoods as children and later as adults. #SheSaid

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Feminism has told white women that they have the right to occupy every space but it has not passed on the message that they don‘t have a right to force everyone else to comply with their whims.Challenging the patriarchy too often stops at challenging the ways it is used against other people and their communities...white feminist are being validated in their fear of people of color, especially Black people. #SheSaid

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This is criminal.

#SheSaid

BookBosomed1 This book is on my TBR shelf. I‘ve enjoyed reading your snippets 3mo
AnneCecilie I noticed that too. It‘s insane. 3mo
Sharpeipup It seems backwards. 3mo
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megnews @Sharpeipup yes it does. 3mo
megnews @BookBosomed1 I‘m enjoying discussing it with @Riveted_Reader_Melissa & #SheSaid 3mo
BookBosomed1 @megnews Ooo. A new person to follow! Digging @Riveted_Reader_Melissa‘s name and that hashtag. Thanks! 3mo
megnews @BookBosomed1 yes, she‘s great and leads the monthly #SheSaid book club. 3mo
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This is where I began to understand my disconnect with the book so far. As an evangelical white woman, the majority of said women definitely do not consider themselves feminists. Are they experiencing the benefits of feminism? Absolutely. They can vote. They can run for political positions and hold jobs never dreamed of previously. Would their predecessors have fought against such rights? Many did. In a similar manner to Kendall exploring why ⬇️

megnews ⬆️ “hood feminism” is different from the mainstream, white evangelical women who benefit from the system but don‘t believe in much of the platform are vastly different from liberal feminist women. Lying somewhere in the middle, I talk with a lot of people on all 3 sides and it‘s easy to see and understand the differences. Is Kendall‘s experience of these groups only from the drama of the Megyn Kelly‘s that play out on center stage? It‘s a ⬇️ 3mo
megnews ⬆️ limited viewpoint. I do agree with Kendall regarding all the ways white women, feminist leaning or benefitting, benefit from white supremacy. The lumping of the 2 groups, to which I feel I belong to neither, with what feels like anecdotal evidence or limited viewpoint is what I‘m struggling with. 3mo
fredthemoose I was behind in the reading when you initially posted this, but as you saw from some of my #SheSaid posts, I struggled with some of the same issues! 3mo
megnews @fredthemoose yes, you described it much more eloquently. 3mo
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The Fear and Feminism essay spoke to me the most so far. It also highlighted why I think I‘ve felt a little disconnected so far. I understand the comments above, while not some of her comments on mainstream feminism. Next post.

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BkClubCare
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I am glad to read this. I read half via eBook from the library so I captured some notes in gr through the Kindle app; I checked out the hard cover when the 14 day eBook expired. Important to read a variety of perspectives and viewpoints. I have much to learn. #racism #antiracism #allyship #feminism #EstherAssisting #DogsofLitsy

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Singout

We love the idea of a strong Black woman...the same feminism that holds them up to fight the battles turns away when the war is over and doesn‘t bother to tend their wounds, emotional or otherwise. We don‘t bother to care about their feelings...We expect marginalized voices to ring out no matter what obstacles they face, and then we penalize them for not saying the right thing in the right way.

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“We see a framework that restricts feminist horizons to structures that expect the individual to fight rather than the collective. This form of individualist feminism relies on the idea that an empowered woman can do anything: it ignores the economic and racial realities that some face...While we stand on the sidelines cheering women on, largely there has been minimal collective efforts to fight oppression across multiple identities.”
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“In many mainstream feminist circles the people talking about these issuesdon‘t know what it is to be food insecure in the long term. Things like ‘food stamp challenges,‘ in which someone lives on a budget similar to that of someone living on food stamps for a week or a month make good stunts, but they don‘t influence public policy.”

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Tera66
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#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView 😊
Thank you @DarkMina 🖤 for the tag.
🎃1. Because I'm behind I'm reading 5 books right now.
Renunciations (poetry by Donika Kelley)
Hood Feminism, Velvet Was The Night, My Heart is a Chainsaw & The Heart Principle
🎃2. So far I am enjoying all 5. I usually only like to do 1 book and 1 audiobook at a time. It's crazy reading this many at once.

DarkMina You're welcome. You will have to let me know if you like Velvet Was The Night and My Heart is a Chainsaw. I tried My Heart is a Chainsaw but put it down. 4mo
5feet.of.fury 5 books is a lot at once! I loved Hood Feminism! Mikki Kendall is awesome. 4mo
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 🧡📖 4mo
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Singout

Nice? Nope. Not unless I‘m dealing with people I love, the elderly, or small children. I‘m always willing to help someone in need, whether I know them or not. But niceness is more than helping.

Prairiegirl_reading Grace and kindness but not nice. 🙂 4mo
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kspenmoll
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#memoir #literati #agathachristie #missmarple #policeprocedral #literarycrew #studentbuddyread #shesaid #memoir #Brandi

#Weeklyforecast
Plan: Pick up Minor Feelings again.Might finish One Lost Soul. Miss Marple just 1 or 2 stories. Continue with Belgravia. 1ch Black Women‘s History. Not sure I will get to Brandi. Start Hood Feminism.
We will see how it goes!!

Cinfhen Lots of good choices 🥰 4mo
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I look forward to the 2nd day of every month for #BookSpinBingo. 🧡 #Bookspin is tagged for #SheSaid and #Doublespin is our #SundayBuddyRead book for October. Love this TBR slaying challenge!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looks great!! 4mo
MallenNC Our #SheSaid book is my BookSpin too! So I know I‘ll get it finished. 4mo
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ravenlee
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Today‘s library #bookhaul for me! The bottom row is October buddy reads, the top row is spooky MG reads. I didn‘t expect my holds to come in so quickly!

Singout I‘m curious about In Cold Blood after reading Furious Hours last year. 4mo
ravenlee @Singout it‘s been on my list since I read Furious Hours, too, though it‘s been about two years. When I saw it was October‘s #thatsclassic it seemed like the push I needed. 4mo
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I think I have too many books going but one of my other books rec‘d this one and the library has it so, this will take center stage. (I tend to check out too many Libby-eBooks at once and must learn how to manage.) I need a rousing call to action and understanding more is the first step.

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Nalbuque
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I have so many backlogged books! Gotta start somewhere!
I read this one for a book club and it was well written. Important stuff! We‘ve all been reading a lot abt race (and capitalism issues) so parts of it felt a bit repetitive - but that‘s part of the point! The issue needs to be driven home, and I def recommend adding this text to your list.

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ncsufoxes
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I hate that I waited so long to read this book, so insightful. I‘ve worked in underprivileged communities & this book expresses everything I‘ve witnessed in working with families. It touches on so much to education, poverty, housing, disabilities, food insecurity, & much more. My favorite quote is “taking the risks inherent in wielding privilege to defend communities with less of it, and it means being willing to not just pass the mic but to….

ncsufoxes sometimes get completely off the stage so that someone else can get the attention they need to get their work done.” As a woman of privilege I try to use my voice as much as I can to advocate for others. As I continue on my journey of growth & understanding I‘m happy to have books like this to help me grow & help others. 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 6mo
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TrishB
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Sometimes I think there‘s nothing new to learn, but there always is and it‘s not always comfortable, but always needs saying.
I learned a lot from this book, although it is obviously US centric and I had to look up some of the examples etc.
I reflected quite a lot whilst reading and will continue to do so. We can always do better.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
Cinfhen Wonderful review 6mo
Cathythoughts Lovely review ❤️ 6mo
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arlenefinnigan Got this on audiobook, looking forward to it. 6mo
TrishB @arlenefinnigan enjoy 👍🏻 6mo
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I feel like I‘ve been fighting it forever, before I even knew the word.
Learning a lot from this book, but it certainly doesn‘t make me feel any happier 😞

witchyreader13 Yeah, women get the sh*t end of the stick, even in this day & age. 6mo
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TrishB
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#motherdaughterread
Hood Feminism is my read. Interested to hear what daughter has to say about No One…

merelybookish I was thinking of giving the Lockwood to my son to read. As someone who spends a lot of his life "in the portal" I wondered what he would make of it. 6mo
Tanisha_A Both I want to buy soon. 😶 6mo
TrishB @merelybookish that‘s mainly why I‘ll be really interested to see what my daughter has to say- she spends a lot of her time there too! 6mo
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TrishB @Tanisha_A so many books! 6mo
BarbaraBB I am very curious to hear what C thinks of No One! 6mo
Cinfhen Curious to hear C‘s thoughts too!! Love your mother/daughter bookclub ♥️ 6mo
TrishB @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I shall let you know 😁 6mo
TrishB @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen she‘s laughed all the way through the first half and just approaching part 2, be interesting to see the impact of the sudden change! 6mo
Cinfhen Yup!!! It‘s funny, as someone who doesn‘t live on the portal most of that first half had me scratching my head🤔 6mo
TrishB @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen C enjoyed the book. The first half she said was like any day on social media. She felt a bit judged that she probably knew every incident referred to! And then said after part 2 that I could have given her a warning about a dead baby. But I couldn‘t because that was the point! Overall, clever. 6mo
Cinfhen Interesting that C felt “judged” as I felt clueless after reading the first half. Of course you couldn‘t warn her!! I‘m so glad she appreciated this book. I think it‘s very special/ I kind of want Niki to read it, now too!!! And @BarbaraBB can have R read it!! That would be an awesome mother/daughter bookclub amongst us three and our girls 💕💕💕 6mo
TrishB @Cinfhen that would be cool. It‘s become such a thing for us over the last few months. We‘ll have to do it long distance when (🤞🏻) she goes back to uni. 6mo
BarbaraBB She knew every incident referred to? That makes her cool in my eyes and myself ancient! Twitter is not so big here among kids, my kids and their friends are not on it, so I don‘t know if Robin will like it. But I‘d like her to read it too. Or Thomas, he is 20 as well. Or is it a typical girl book? C will know 😉 (edited) 6mo
TrishB @BarbaraBB C said she doesn‘t know any boys that read fiction! Which is quite sad. My son only reads NF too. Although he always wants to know the story lines of my books. Interesting though. 6mo
BarbaraBB Interesting indeed. My son never reads (not even NF) except while on vacation. He then reads my books when he has enough of his phone and listening to podcasts. 6mo
TrishB @BarbaraBB there‘s always hope then! 6mo
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When I was marching in the Women‘s March, we went by a small group of Black women on a corner with a bullhorn asking why these thousands of mostly white women weren‘t at the #BLM March a few months previously. They had an excellent point. And my first reaction, to yell back “hey, I was there too!” completely missed the mark, an example of when my impact did not match my intent. I sat with that moment for a while, and did some unpacking and ⬇️

4thhouseontheleft relearning about allyship. This book is another great exploration into the blind spots of today‘s feminist movement, and the long way it still needs to go to be truly intersectional. Highly recommend! #pop21 subject I‘m passionate about @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja @KarenUK @Megabooks (edited) 6mo
4thhouseontheleft Additionally, this books is so much better than White Fragility. Read this one instead! They were both published around the same time, ans i wish I would have read this last summer instead of WF like I originally planned. 6mo
Suet624 Thank you for posting about this book and your experience. I'll find this one at one of my bookstores. 6mo
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😠😠 Completely backwards.

DivineDiana 😱 7mo
Bookjunkie57 A shame. 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa So insane! 7mo
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Alfoster 🥲 7mo
ShelleyBooksie That really adds perspective 7mo
ncsufoxes A lot of it starts at preschool when young children‘s behavior is either criminalized or characterized as disorder driven. It‘s such a sad & frustrating statistic 6mo
4thhouseontheleft @ncsufoxes Yep. And Kendall‘s argument that the school-to-prison pipeline, push out practices and police brutality in schools are just as much a feminist issue is right on point. 6mo
marleed Years ago as a college student, I was impressed by much of the staff who were dedicated to teaching in the prisons (Leavenworth - so plenty of prisons) and understanding the impact of their efforts. Then post graduation I happened to work with a group of people actively fighting pell grants for the prison population. They were angry prisoners received grants when their kids were paying tuition - a huge and sad flip in perspective. 6mo
ncsufoxes I‘m a grad student at San Diego State & they do a lot of research on the school-to-prison pipeline system. I went to some fabulous talks this past year to listen & learn more. My thesis focuses specifically on adverse trauma & self regulating behaviors in preschool aged children. My overall goal is that if we examine what children are exposed in their home environment it affects their social emotional skills which can affect their education. 6mo
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It‘s going to be hard to take notes when someone is so comfortably settled on top of my notebook (I think she‘s drooling on it too)! #catsoflitsy #isabel

Also, it has been 6 months since Isabel had her last violently ill episode! 🙌🏽 She‘s been doing so well this year. 😻

sprainedbrain ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
Leftcoastzen So cute! 7mo
Ruthiella 😻😻😻 7mo
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ozma.of.oz That‘s adorable! ❤️ 7mo
DivineDiana So glad for her good health! ❤️ 7mo
AlaMich She really is the cutest!! 😻 7mo
Hollie So cute! 7mo
QuietlyLaura So precious! 😻❤️ 7mo
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4thhouseontheleft
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Definitely the kind of morning where super-caffeinated drinks are required. 🥱 💤

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Brooke_H
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My June reads! Faves: Hood Feminism, Jane in Love, How I Became a Spy, A House Is a Body

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This compulsively readable book about intersectional feminism is crucial reading for every adult. It packs such a punch in a short page count. And Kendall's personal stories woven throughout are a bonus.

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I have an empty house for the next few hours and I am looking forward to finally delving into this book and having some quiet study and reflection time.

kspenmoll Enjoy! 7mo
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Brooke_H
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“Too often white feminism lies to itself. It lies about intent and impact; it invests more in protecting whiteness than in protecting women.” #FridayReads

4thhouseontheleft I‘m reading this right now too 7mo
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TrishB
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#weeklyforecast
Should finish The Other Black Girl today.
Hood Feminism probably next and the other 2 are published Thursday. New in the Helen Grace series and a new Slaughter 😁😁

rockpools Good plan! Interested to see your review for The Other Black Girl. 7mo
Cinfhen Ohhhh, must tell Niki about the new Slaughter ❣️❣️❣️❣️ 7mo
Cathythoughts Enjoy ! I know you love your Slaughter 👍🏻❤️ 7mo
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TrishB @rockpools it‘s intense at the moment! 7mo
TrishB @Cinfhen it could be her plane read! 7mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts I definitely do 😁 7mo
4thhouseontheleft I just started Hood Feminism, I found a great syllabus online that tied into it, published by Smart Brown Girl BC smartbrowngirl.com 7mo
TrishB @4thhouseontheleft thanks 👍🏻 I haven‘t got to it yet of course! But will have a look. 7mo
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Picked up two new books at the local bookstore today. Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall & Set Boundaries, Find Peace by Nedra Glover Tawwab. Have you read these?

Also, getting some #LitsyLove in the mail 💌

#bookstore #reads #reading #hoodfeminism #setboundariesfindpeace

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Today‘s #bookhaul
My daughter asked for The Secret History as she wants to read and was shocked I didn‘t have it! The reason being I lent it to a friend but haven‘t chased it because I didn‘t like the book!

ravenlee I tried to read it, but after about 30 pages I didn‘t like it, so I looked ahead and what I saw made me give up. I was really disappointed. But then a swap partner asked for it, so I was able to pass it on, so hopefully it found a good home! 8mo
TrishB @ravenlee my daughter decided she wanted to make her own mind up about it, which is quite right. I didn‘t enjoy it though. 8mo
ravenlee I know it‘s got some serious love, so I‘m glad to let others decide for themselves. It is kind of a relief to know I‘m not alone, though. 😆 8mo
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rubyslippersreads I didn‘t like it either. I read the whole thing because a friend said it was her favorite book. 😏 8mo
Ruthiella I loved The Secret History but totally understand how others would not be enamored. Your daughter‘s reaction to this not being in your library is hilarious! 😆 8mo
squirrelbrain I liked The Secret History - I hope your daughter does too. 🤞 8mo
MsMelissa I‘m glad to see you didn‘t like The Secret History. Everyone seems to love it but I bailed. 8mo
TrishB @rubyslippersreads the hype got me! 8mo
TrishB @Ruthiella every time she‘s asked if I‘ve got a book I‘ve said yes, so when I said no she couldn‘t believe it. 8mo
TrishB @squirrelbrain I‘ll let you know 😁 8mo
TrishB @MsMelissa I finished it but real hate read towards the end! 8mo
rwmg I loved The Secret History when I first read it but when I read it again 15 years later it just didn't gel with me 8mo
TrishB @rwmg that‘s interesting! Maybe I‘d like it now 😁 8mo
mjtwo I didn‘t like it either! Could not work out why people raved so much. 8mo
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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Kendall‘s book offers a valid critique of mainstream feminism and how it can (and often does) negatively impact all women by failing to consider the range of issues experienced daily by millions of women and girls. With crisp and cutting prose, this book helped me better understand intersectionality and focuses on many issues that I had not previously thought of as “feminist” ones, including gun violence, hunger, poverty, education, and housing.

BeckyWithTheGoodBooks This will be a book I go back to again and again. It should be required reading for anyone that truly wants feminism to be a movement of equity. Or anyone that doesn‘t. 5 ⭐️ 8mo
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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I am on a solo Morher‘s Day getaway and got to enjoy a delicious beer and some reading last night. My cute server even flirted with me over my book choice (I‘m happily married, but it was nice to be charmed a little). It was heavenly.

Tamra Nice, very nice! 8mo
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4thhouseontheleft
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After a month or two off, I‘m joining in for #bookspin again!

Elizabeth2 So glad I saw your post as a reminder! I need to get my list together. 9mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 9mo
kspenmoll 🙌🏻🙌🏻 9mo
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