Birth - Death
1952 - 2021
Author, feminist, and LGBTQ activist. Her works encompasses areas of race, sexuality, gender, and the perception of black women in society today. Founded the bell hooks Institute at Berea College (2014) and is Distinguished Professor in Residence. Notable books include ' Ain't I a Woman?: Black Women and Feminism (1981) and 'All About Love: New Visions' (2001), among her 30 books written. Author of six children's books. Considered a leading intellectual thinker of the current time. One of Time’s 100 Women of the Year in 2020. Born as Gloria Jean Watkins.
- LGBTQ Authors of Children and Teen Books
- Feminist Activists Who Identify as Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender