Last week, I reposted an instagram story from Black Women Radicals, and almost immediately, my messages were flooded. While I couldn’t go through all of them, the responses I did recieve have me intrigued.
I’ve been reading a lot lately in-between writing, as a way to excercise my mind. It has always been the trick for seasons like this, and also helps me think a bit clearly. Suddenly, words of my own feel safe enough to come out. Because of this, I’ve been picking up old favorites, and devouring essays over lunch at my kitchen table. There are a handful of books that have changed me. I assume, as I get older, there will be more.
As I’ve said over the years, a few years ago, I read All About Love by Bell Hooks, and so far, it has been the book that has been the source of pivotal change for me. I feel like this decade of life may bring a new book that may be a cornerstone for me. So I’d love to hear about what you’ve read by a Black Feminist that changed your life?
(Photo of Natalie Cole, circa 1973. Isaac Sutton/Johnson Publishing Company via New York Times / Ebony Magazine Archive)