bell hooks was an award-winning writer, feminist and activist who focused on the intersection of race, class and gender. She taught at Yale, Oberlin and the City College of New York. She is the author of such books as Killing Rage, Black Looks: Race and Representation and Yearning: Race, Gender, and Cultural Politics. Her book Ain’t I a Woman?: Black Women and Feminism: was called “One of the twenty most influential women’s books in the last 20 years.” She died in 2021.