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bloomingtogether:

“After reading Teaching to Transgress I am once again struck by bell hooks’s never-ending, unquiet intellectual energy, an energy that makes her radical and loving.” — Paulo Freire
“In Teaching to Transgress,bell hooks—writer, teacher, and insurgent black intellectual—writes about a new kind of education, education as the practice of freedom.  Teaching students to “transgress” against racial, sexual, and class boundaries in order to achieve the gift of freedom is, for hooks, the teacher’s most important goal.”
I was inspired by The Empowerment Project to browse through Good Reads to find some bell hooks to read…and I came across this one. I am a bit shaken up—In a good way. “Education as the Practice of Freedom” is my philosophy of education; I believe it in my deepest self. Paulo Freire was the first author to radically wake me up to really join freedom and education. I haven’t been able to separate the two since. 
But this image of the cover of the book is what is soul-shakin’. When I look at it, all I see is Georgia O’Keeffe’s Ladder to the Moon, an image I find so stunning I have been planning to have it tattooed on my side. 
So, I’m totally drawn to this book in every way possible. To the library!

bloomingtogether:

“After reading Teaching to Transgress I am once again struck by bell hooks’s never-ending, unquiet intellectual energy, an energy that makes her radical and loving.” — Paulo Freire

“In Teaching to Transgress,bell hooks—writer, teacher, and insurgent black intellectual—writes about a new kind of education, education as the practice of freedom.  Teaching students to “transgress” against racial, sexual, and class boundaries in order to achieve the gift of freedom is, for hooks, the teacher’s most important goal.”

I was inspired by The Empowerment Project to browse through Good Reads to find some bell hooks to read…and I came across this one. I am a bit shaken up—In a good way. “Education as the Practice of Freedom” is my philosophy of education; I believe it in my deepest self. Paulo Freire was the first author to radically wake me up to really join freedom and education. I haven’t been able to separate the two since. 

But this image of the cover of the book is what is soul-shakin’. When I look at it, all I see is Georgia O’Keeffe’s Ladder to the Moon, an image I find so stunning I have been planning to have it tattooed on my side. 

So, I’m totally drawn to this book in every way possible. To the library!

(Source: mothladder)