Hood Feminism

A potent and electrifying critique of today’s feminist movement announcing a fresh new voice in Black feminism

In this searing collection of essays, Mikki Kendall takes aim at the legitimacy of the modern feminist movement, arguing it has chronically failed to address the needs of all but a few women. Drawing on her own experiences with hunger, violence, and hypersexualization, along with incisive commentary on politics, pop culture, the stigma of mental health, and more, Hood Feminism delivers an irrefutable indictment of a movement in flux. An unforgettable debut (with a combined 14 weeks on the NYT Bestseller List and over 200,000 copies sold), Kendall has written a ferocious clarion call to all would-be feminists to live the true mandate of the movement in thought and deed.

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A Best Book of 2020 by Bustle, BBC, and Time

A New York Times Bestseller

Washington Post Notable Book of 2020

CHIRBY Award for Nonfiction

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Press For Hood Feminism

“Mikki’s book is a rousing call to action for today’s feminists. It should be required reading for everyone.”
—Gabrielle Union, author of We’re Going to Need More Wine

Mikki has been writing for years about…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

“This book is an act of fierce love and advocacy, and it is urgently necessary.” 
—Samantha Irby, author of Meaty and We Are Never Meeting in Real Life