moya bailey + octavia butler + me = awesome geekout

a little while back moya bailey and i had a google hangout to talk about the octavia butler and emergent strategy work that has been developing from the allied media community and my nomadic geek life for a special issue of ADA focused on science fiction and the feminist present. i say ‘you know’ and ‘right’ a lot, and talk about octavia’s work as it relates to feminist and womanist politics, shame, embodied organizing. i also reiterate my dream of us co-creating the future through our writing.

moya asks great questions in a great way and is generally a brilliant beast. enjoy!

“Shaping God”: The Power of Octavia Butler’s Black Feminist and Womanist SciFi Visions in the Shaping of a New world – An Interview with Adrienne Maree Brown

Author: Adrienne

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The Indian activist Gandhi led many peaceful rebellions against oppressive governments, first in South Africa and later in British-controlled India. At first he called his strategy "passive resistance," but later disavowed that term because it had negative implications. He ultimately chose the Sanskrit word satyagraha, meaning "love force" or "truth force." "Truth ('satya') implies love," he said, "and firmness ('agraha') is a synonym for force. 'Satyagraha' is thus the force which is born of truth and love." According to my reading of the astrological omens, Virgo, satyagraha should be your word of power in the coming weeks. Your uprising against the forces of darkness has got to do more than say "no." A fierce, primal yes should be at the heart of your crusade.

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