Bell Hooks – Author, Professor, Feminist

“Quite often, in a dry intellectual milieu, we experience the absence of warmth.”
This article in the Indian Express about the American author, professor, feminist, and social activist Gloria Jean Watkins, better known by her pen name Bell Hooks, was a timely reminder while ushering a new year that we teachers have a responsibility to bring the real world into our classroom. It might be the only space where students can wrestle with these complex issues integral to creating a more just and equal society. It creates a more enabling environment for students from all backgrounds to be seen, heard and empowered.

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