Writing for liberation exercise: word portrait

Ask a friend, or someone you know who feels comfortable with you- ideally a person feeling pain or suffering in some way - if you can word-draw them. The idea is that they sit in front of you, quietly, and you can observe them. Instead of drawing, you'll write down words.  Maybe you'll notice the... Continue Reading →

Writing for liberation exercise: Monsters

  Horror films are often allegories for what we most fear - and what we most fear is often political (nuclear wars, war and violence, disappearances, sexual violence, or even just not being heard or listened to). In this exercise, we're going to use similar sorts of metaphors to look at issues (personal or political... Continue Reading →

Capitalism loves boring

“Rebel children, I urge you, fight the turgid slick of conformity with which they seek to smother your glory.” ― Russell Brand “There are no norms. All people are exceptions to a rule that doesn’t exist.”  ― Fernando Pessoa Drawing by Leunig.

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