Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall (Viking Press, 2020)
Some reviewers have referred to Mikki Kendall’s recent contribution to the field as a “searing indictment of feminism” and “an interrogation of the failings of the mainstream feminist movement,” and while it is both of these, it is also an honest reckoning of the feminist movement, an act of love for voices that have been silenced and experiences that have gone unvalidated, and a call to action for solidarity among women—both black and white. Eloquently written through a series of essays with strength, forthrightness, and insightful knowledge, Kendall’s work is a welcome and needed addition to feminist discourse.
- Lori Ann Terjesen, NWHM Director of Education
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