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All too often the focus of mainstream feminism is not on basic survival for the many, but on increasing privilege for the few.

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Mikki Kendall is a writer, speaker and blogger whose work has appeared in the Guardian, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, TIME and elsewhere. She has discussed race, feminism, violence in Chicago, tech, pop culture, and social media on BBC Women's Hour, NPR's Tell Me More, Al Jazeera's The Listening Post and Huffington Post Live. In 2019, she appeared in the documentary Surviving R Kelly. A veteran, she lives in Chicago with her family.

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Required reading for any feminist, Kendall explores why mainstream feminism neglects to see how race, class, sexual orientation and disability intersects with gender with a clear-eyed assessment of how to fix it * Evening Standard, The best books to look forward to in 2020 *
The American author's never-more-timely collection tackles topics from gun violence to the way in which white women make feminism all about them * i paper, Summer Reading Picks 2020 *
My wish is that every white woman who calls herself a feminist (as I do) will read this book in a state of hushed and humble respect ... It's long overdue that we drop our defenses, listen to her arguments carefully, and then change our entire way of thinking and behaving ... Essential reading -- Elizabeth Gilbert
In Hood Feminism, author and activist Mikki Kendall looks at how feminism is neglecting marginalised communities, and what can be done to challenge and confront those inequalities from within the feminist movement * Stylist, The 29 best non-fiction books out in 2020 *
Poignant and page-turning ... Marks Kendall as an original addition to the black feminist canon * AnOther *
Blistering ... A fresh new and necessary Black voice in feminist literature * Refinery29 *
It is absolutely brilliant, I think every woman should read it. -- Pandora Sykes * The High Low *
A searing indictment of feminism, how to modernise it, and ultimately how to save it. * Cosmopolitan *
Compelling and timely ... A searing indictment of feminism, how to modernise it and ultimately, how to save it. * Cosmopolitan, Books by black and POC authors you'll be reading in 2020 *
This is the feminist intervention we have all been waiting for. -- Fatima Bhutto
This book is an act of fierce love and advocacy, and it is urgently necessary -- Samantha Irby
Every white lady should have this book assigned to them before they can talk about feminism. -- Linda Tirado
Mikki's book is a rousing call to action for today's feminists. It should be required reading for everyone -- Gabrielle Union
Mikki Kendall tells it like it is, and this is why she has long been a must-read writer for me: incisive, clear-eyed, and rightly willing to challenge readers when necessary. Her exploration of how feminists' fight for liberation has too often left poor people, Black people, Indigenous people, and other people of color behind is critical reading for anyone who is or wants to be involved in work addressing complex and longstanding inequalities -- Nicole Chung
Mikki has been writing for years about protection, "problem children", the limits and the usefulness of different kinds of anger, and the way sisterhood can be wielded as a demand. She's here for her community, and this book has everything to do with expanding access to it -- Daniel Mallory Ortberg
Mikki Kendall has established herself as an important voice in current feminist discourse, and Hood Feminism cements that place. With a compelling, forceful piece, Kendall has written the missive that feminists - especially white feminists - need to remember the racist history of who we are as a movement and to move forward with an intersectional and deliberately anti-racist focus -- Dianna Anderson
A critical feminist text that interrogates the failings of the mainstream feminist movement and gives us the necessary expertise of Black women. Kendall skillfully illuminates the many intersections of identity and shows us the beauty and power of anger -- Erika L. Sanchez
Kendall offers a fresh voice in black feminism. She argues that mainstream feminism focuses on increasing privilege for the few rather than ensuring the basic needs - food security, education, safety, medical care, a living wage - needed by the many. * Suitcase, Your Reading List For 2020 *

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