Brooke Richie-Babbage Celebrates the Legacy of bell hooks

Brooke Richie-Babbage (’04), Founder of Brooke Richie-Babbage Consulting and Host of the Nonprofit Mastermind podcast, authored an opinion for NYN Media drawing inspiration from the legacy of bell hooks and illuminating the late author’s insights for the nonprofit sector (“Opinion: What Nonprofits Can Learn from bell hooks,” Dec. 21). “We are mourning the passing of bell hooks, pioneering intellectual, author, professor and feminist, and a beautiful soul. . . . I have spent my professional life swimming in the turbulent waters of social change work in no small part because I believe in her vision of what is possible for our society, and because she helped me see a role for myself as a Black woman in making that vision come true. . . . As our sector - and our society - continues to muddle through a fundamental reshaping of how we understand and practice inclusion and equity . . . . we must be willing to be sharply honest about our failings, we must hold ourselves and one another accountable for doing the work to resolve those failings, and we must treat one another with grace.”