“The function of art is to do more than tell it like it is – it’s to imagine what is possible.”

bell hooks died of kidney failure on December 15, 2021 at age 69. She was a seminal author in the field of intersectional feminism, with groundbreaking writing on the intersection of race, class, and gender within the feminist movement, which was previously focused only on the struggles of middle-class white women. Her thirty-something books spanned a wide range of genres and topics, including poetry, politics, memoir, literary criticism, self-help, and children’s fiction.