Name: bell hooks
Why she rocks: She writes books on the interconnectivity of gender, race, class and how they have the ability to perpetuate systems of oppression and domination. She has published over thirty books and countless scholarly and mainstream articles, appeared in several documentaries, and speaks globally.
Quote: I began writing a book on love because I felt that the United States is moving away from love.
Because of this woman… there is a figurehead talking about how to end systems of oppression in our world.