Patricia Bell-Scott is an award-winning author and professor emerita of women’s studies and human development and family science at the University of Georgia. Her previous books include Life Notes: Personal Writings by Contemporary Black Women, Flat-Footed Truths: Telling Black Women’s Lives, and Double Stitch: Black Women Write About Mothers & Daughters, which won the Letitia Woods Brown Memorial History Book Prize. Bell-Scott served for a decade as co-founding editor of SAGE: A Scholarly Journal on Black Women. A former contributing editor to Ms. Magazine, she is also a cofounder of the National Women’s Studies Association. She lives in Athens, Georgia, with her husband, Charles V. Underwood Jr.