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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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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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Liberating Desire

It's Time to Shift Your Fantasies.

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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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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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adrienne maree brown on Creating the Future

Renaissance thinker, creator, and author adrienne maree brown is best known for her work in social justice activism and facilitation alongside her ground-breaking books Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds (2017) and Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good (2019).

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2021 Distinguished Lecturer adrienne maree brown

A major university and community event, the annual Distinguished Lecturer program brings to campus a prominent humanities scholar whose work highlights the importance of humanities research.

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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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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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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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