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When We Love the Earth

This week we note the untimely death of the brilliant writer, scholar and activist Gloria Jean Watkins, widely known by her pseudonym “bell hooks”, a name that descends from her maternal grandmother, referenced as “Baba” in a characteristically prescient essay first published in Orion way back in 1996. Every word still carries weight today.

Excerpts below with images by Alma Thomas, as relayed from the Smithsonian website.

 

 

BEFORE FALL

 

 

FALL BEGINS

 

 

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