loving-lucy: “ Twenty year old Lucille Ball in “ I cured myself of shyness when it finally occurred to me that people didn’t think about me half as much as I gave them credit for. The truth was, nobody gave a damn. Like most teenagers, I was.
"I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else's whim or to someone else's ignorance." ~ bell hooks - ) Gloria Jean Watkins adopted her pen name, bell hooks, from her maternal great-grandmother Bell Blair Hooks.