Bell Hooks

  ” If I were really asked to define myself, I wouldn’t start with race; I wouldn’t start with blackness; I wouldn’t start with gender; I wouldn’t start with feminism. I would start with stripping down to what fundamentally informs my life, which is that I’m a seeker on the path. I think of feminism, and I think of anti-racist struggles as part of it. But where I stand spiritually is, steadfastly, on a path about love.”

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  1. I can’t even voice how much I agree with this piece. It’s just so difficult sometimes not to define ourselves by how people see us or by how society wants us to turn out. Beautiful piece. 🙂

    • I am learning to let go of other people’s expectations and my expectations of other people’s expectations. It gets us nowhere…except further from out true selves.


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