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.
Jalessah T. Jackson is a Black queer feminist, mother, writer, and interdisciplinary scholar researching and teaching about critical theories of race, gender, class, sexualities, disability. They are the Director of Community Engagement at Feminist Women's Health Center (FWHC) where they lead the development of a comprehensive vision, strategy, implementation, and evaluation plan for all community engagement programs and initiatives.
Across her work in the classroom and in the community, her focus has been on the ways that systems of oppression structure opportunities in society, and their daily work has been with/in communities who are marginalized through those structures.
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“One of the most important books of the current moment.”—Time
“A rousing call to action... It should be required reading for everyone.”—Gabrielle Union, author of We’re Going to Need More Wine
A bold and gripping graphic history of the fight for women’s rights by the New York Times bestselling author of Hood Feminism