bell hooks, writer (#143)
Renowned feminist writer and cultural critic bell hooks—born Gloria Jean Watkins in Hopkinsville—talks about her work and her Kentucky ties.
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The author of more than 30 books, hooks has described herself as a “black woman intellectual revolutionary activist.” In the interview, hooks discusses her childhood in Hopkinsville, how she transcended her humble origins to attend Stanford University in California, and the many close friendships she made in Kentucky and maintains to this day.