HerStory 2022 / March Colorway: L-O-V-E Author: bell hooks
From Knitted Wit:
For our March HerStory, we are showcasing the truly incomparable bell hooks (born Gloria Jean Watkins). She adopted her maternal great-grandmother's name as her pen name because her great- grandmother "was known for her snappy and bold tongue, which I greatly admired." She wanted the focus of her work to be on the "substance of books, not who I am," so chose not to capitalize her pen name.
bell hooks' influence reaches into many different arenas, and she shared herself in many different ways: hooks was a professor, a featured speaker, a cultural critic, a filmmaker. The thread that weaves her works together is her intersectionality, and the central theme of all of her work is love
The breadth of her teaching, the range of her interests, and the approachability of her work make us fall more in love with her with every experience. Whatever your interest, from children's books to poetry to tracts on love, feminism, education, and pretty much everything in between, you're sure to fall in love with bell hooks, too.
Our L-O-V-E colorway is an homage to bell hooks' beloved Appalachia. We hope this earthy skein accompanies you as you explore hook's work.