A review by rorikae
Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot, by Mikki Kendall

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'Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That A Movement Forget' by Mikki Kendall is a great overview of some of the aspects of feminism that are often overlooked and ignored by mainstream feminism. Kendall spends each chapter unpacking something that has been overlooked by feminism but that is a crucial piece in supporting every woman. Chapters discuss poverty, housing, reproductive justice, hunger, and more. Kendall builds on each chapter to create a great introduction to how we need to look beyond what mainstream feminism professes if we want to truly support communities. 
I think this is a great starting point for someone who is interested in expanding their view of feminism from what is portrayed in mainstream circles to what actually brings about support and care for communities. Kendall weaves her own experiences in with larger lessons that are both accessible and informative. I had expected the book to expand a bit more on each topic but with the breadth of what Kendall discusses I now understand that that would have made the book too long. Instead, I will be using this as a starting point to look for other books that tackle each of the supporting sections in turn. I highly recommend this book, whether you are just starting to tackle the problems with mainstream feminism or someone who has already read more about this subject. 

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