Nadra Nittle is an education reporter for The 19th and the author of ‘bell hooks’ Spiritual Vision.’ 

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Spirituality and Women’s Liberation Went Hand-in-Hand for bell hooks

by Nadra Nittle, The 19th 11-15-2023

The cover of ‘bell hooks’ Spiritual Vision.’ 

Nearly two years have passed since feminist bell hooks died of renal failure on December 15, 2021. The writer of more than three dozen books was widely remembered for her contributions to feminism, cultural criticism and scholarship — not to mention her decision to lowercase her pen name, chosen in honor of her great-grandmother, Bell Blair Hooks.