bell hooks and Salamishah Tillet, Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and co-founder of A Long Walk Home, Inc., launched the first of many conversations as part of hooks’ residency at The New School.
In the above conversation, the two women along with a fully captivated audience discuss the welfare of black girls and their continued devaluation.
They cover the images of black women in society, the disturbing story and coverage (or lack there of) concerning the kidnapped Nigerian school girls, and solidarity among feminists.
hooks also touched upon a few of the “trending” talking points within the feminist movement including the #banbossy campaign and Sheryl Sandberg. bell hooks says instead of “banning bossy” we need to BE BOSSY and change the world.
Watch the entire conversation above, and let us know what you think by leaving a comment or tweeting us @HerAgenda.