My search for love led me to feminism. Feminist thinking freed me from the weight of the past. Breaking the isolation that had been my lot throughout my growing-up years, feminism drew to me groups of women who had similar stories to tell, women who, like me, wanted to be fully self-actualized, who wanted to end sexism, who wanted to be sexually free and heart-whole. Suddenly, we were all listening to our voices.
— bell hooks looking for love, finding freedom