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adrienne maree brown



adrienne maree brown is an American author, doula, and activist. She has written several books on social justice in the series Emergent Strategy and has embraced and analyzed the writing of Octavia E. Butler.

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Chani Nicholas: The Activist’s Astrologer

“Far too often,” astrologer Chani Nicholas says, “healing is geared towards elevating attributes that are deemed valuable by the status quo.

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What Your Body Has to Do With Social Change

Using somatics to explore trauma can help make authentic connection and collectivity more possible.

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Writing Sex: Adrienne Maree Brown

WRITING SEX is a series of short interviews with contemporary writers who are breaking new ground in writing about sex and sexuality. Sometimes ribald but always smart, these writers push the limits of our ability to imagine what sex is, what it means, and what it could be.

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Holding Change: The Way of Emergent Strategy Facilitation and Mediation

In our complex world, facilitation and mediation skills are as important for individuals as they are for organizations.

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Earning Our Place on the Planet: An Interview with adrienne maree brown

Her planet/self-help guide for activists, “Emergent Strategy,” is going mainstream — maybe even in time to save the world.

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Energizing Change: Charlene Carruthers and Adrienne Maree Brown in Conversation

It’s not a stretch to suggest that true revolutionary power lies in a group’s ability to come together, organize, learn, share and experiment with new ways to meet social challenges. Charlene Carruthers and adrienne maree brown both know well the work involved in creating change.

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Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good

How do we make social justice the most pleasurable human experience? How can we awaken within ourselves desires that make it impossible to settle for anything less than a fulfilling life? Author and editor adrienne maree brown finds the answer in something she calls “pleasure activism,” a...

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Adrienne Maree Brown: Octavia Butler’s Visions of the Future Have Transformed Generation of Readers

The visionary Black science-fiction writer Octavia Butler died 15 years ago on February 24, 2006, but her influence and readership has only continued to grow since then. In September, Butler’s novel “Parable of the Sower” became her first to reach the New York Times best-seller list.

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We Will Not Cancel Us: And Other Dreams of Transformative Justice

“Cancel” or “call-out” culture is a source of much tension and debate in American society. The infamous "Harper’s Letter,” signed by public intellectuals of both the left and right, sought to settle the matter and only caused greater division.

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Survival as Transformative Justice: “Live and Work and Be Free and Heal”

Transformative Justice is not just replacing the cops. It’s a completely different worldview.

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