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The Second Sex: Women’s History Month Vol.1

Wretched Illness! Ok, so my Black History Month literary blog series was prematurely cut short because of a rampant flu bug. I do apologize and will try harder to vaccinate and stay healthy. Instead of picking up where I left off, I’d like to start the next series for Women’s History Month. I’ve already missed six days of March, so we’ll try one themed post a week in honor of amazing, history altering women.

This week we look at women who have written new chapters in the Women’s Liberation Movement but more who have authored their own definitions of gender and penned their individual agency and self worth on the public stage.

Simone de Beauvoir

9 January 1908 – 14 April 1986

French existentialist philosopher, public intellectual, political activist, feminist theorist and social theorist

Author of The Second Sex (1949)

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bell hooks

nee Gloria Jean Watkins

September 25, 1952 —

Author, feminist, and social activist

Author of  Ain’t I a Woman?: Black Women and Feminism and We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity


Sandra Cisneros

December 20, 1954–

Bilingual Writer and Novelist

Author of The House on Mango Street (1984) and  Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories (1991)

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