octavia’s brood

The works of Octavia’s Brood were put together under the collective efforts of Editors Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown, with the purpose of showing how the imagination that goes into writing science fiction stories is directly relatable to the imagination activists must use to envision a better world. The inspiration for Octavia’s Brood is rooted in the writing of science fiction author Octavia Butler, who uses the space of science fiction to call attention to social justice issues relevant in contexts beyond the imaginative. The authors who make up Octavia’s Brood work towards achieving their envisioned realities by using the methods of Octavia Butler as a resource for direct action through writing. In honor of these authors, fellow-activists, and risk-takers, we have compiled short biographies featuring the stunning artwork of classmate Kathryn Shanahan.

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