Author and activist adrienne maree brown discusses with Julie and Eve how the principles of science fiction--and particularly the work of Octavia E. Butler--can help shape movements for social change. adrienne is co-editor of the anthology Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements and co-host of “Octavia’s Parables,” which was recently named a Best New Podcasts of 2020 by The New York Times. She is also the author of Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good, a New York Times bestseller; Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds; and We Will Not Cancel Us: And Other Dreams of Transformative Justice.
Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements
Like [Octavia] Butler's fiction, this collection is cartography, a map to freedom.—dream hampton, filmmaker and Visiting Artist at Stanford University’s Institute for Diversity in the Arts