February 25th Hood Feminism

In celebration of the release of Hood Feminism (Viking, $26.00) by Mikki Kendall,
after-words bookstore invites you to re-consider the Feminist Movement. 

Panelists include Linda Tirado, author of Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America

Today’s feminist movement has a glaring blind spot, and paradoxically, it is women.
Mainstream feminists rarely talk about meeting basic needs as a feminist issue, argues Mikki Kendall. Food insecurity, access to quality education, safe neighborhoods, a living wage, and medical care are all feminist issues. All too often the focus is not on basic survival for the many, but on increasing privilege for the few.

How can we stand in solidarity as a movement, Kendall asks, when there is the distinct likelihood that some women are oppressing others?

In her searing collection of essays, Mikki Kendall takes aim at the legitimacy of the modern feminist movement arguing that it has chronically failed to address the needs of all but a few women. Drawing on her own experiences with hunger, violence, and hypersexualization, Hood Feminism delivers an irrefutable indictment of a movement in flux. Kendall has written a ferocious clarion call to all would-be feminists to live out the true mandate of the movement in thought and in deed.