Starting with Love

Rev. Clyde Grubbs, a man and a minister I greatly respect, posted these words by bell hooks on his blog, People So Bold! It seems so important to me I wanted to pass it on:

If I were really asked to define myself, I wouldn’t start with race; I wouldn’t start with blackness; I wouldn’t start with gender; I wouldn’t start with feminism. I would start with stripping down to what fundamentally informs my life, which is that I’m a seeker on the path. I think of feminism, and I think of anti-racist struggles as part of it. But where I stand spiritually is, steadfastly, on a path about love.

bell hooks


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