ENDLESS SUMMER SYLLABUS ( pa_cover_updated_fc_1 (amb's blog//tarot …
ENDLESS SUMMER SYLLABUS
"Creating Collective Access" by LLPS
"Becoming a Map for Survival: Interview with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha"
"The Joyful Intersections of Disability Justice, Care, and Pleasure" by LLPS
"ACCESSIBILITY IN THE ARTS: A PROMISE AND A PRACTICE" by Carolyn Lazard (awaiting the downloadable PDF!)
"How to be a Person in the Age of Autoimmunity" by Carolyn Lazard
"The World Is Unknown" by Carolyn Lazard
The Sins Invalid Study Guide:
LLPS performing @ Sins Invalid (2009)
"FRAGRANCE FREE FEMME OF COLOUR GENIUS" by LLPS
Poetry & the Body, Curated by Meg Day:
Toward An Intersectional Crip Syllabus (Autostraddle)
"“There’s Nothing New / Under The Sun, / But There Are New Suns”: Recovering Octavia E. Butler’s Lost Parables"
"Now More than Ever, We Wish We Had These Lost Octavia Butler Novels" (Electric Lit)
The Octavia E. Butler Papers (pdf)
Know the past.
Let it touch you.
(from “Earthseed: The Books of the Living”, the religious texts Butler created in Parable of the Talents)
OB @ Democracy Now:
"Devil Girl From Mars": Why I Write Science Fiction by Octavia Butler, 1998
Playlist inspired by Parable of the Sower:
Playlist inspired by Wild Seed:
"Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia Butler"
Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network
"Octavia Butler 101: Two Scholars on the Sci-Fi Genius Who Inspired Janelle Monáe"
Joshunda Sanders interviews Octavia Butler:
Frank's fav movies:
(v silly list but he mentioned way back in the boys don't cry zine, which is kinda cute)
YE OLDE TUMBLR
Footage From 2013 Of Frank Ocean Performing “Ivy” and “Seigfried”
"What Frank Ocean Is Teaching Us About Creative Boundaries"
speculation on Frank Ocean's tat (2019):
"Frank Ocean, Moonlight, and the New Era of Queer Black Men in Pop Culture" (Teen Vogue)
"A Certain Way" lyric analysis (for deep references/resonance)
The Queen, 1967 - Crystal LaBeija FIERCE READING SESSION
"Black Magic Women & The Power of Vulnerability" by Joshunda Sanders
video & ancestor text
(pairings from Politicizing Beyonce)
"'Sister Citizen': Black Women in a Crooked Room"
by Melissa Harris Perry
Left of Black with Melissa Harris Perry and Brittney Cooper
Octavia Butler's Kindred
Based on Alice Walker's definitions of womanism & use of "grown woman":
"Why Black Feminism & Womanism?" reader
"Grown-Woman Theology" by Brittney Cooper
"Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More"
by Janet Mock
“Ain’t I a Woman?”
amb's 2019 bon appetit interview:
"RELINQUISHING THE PATRIARCHY"
Relinquishing the Partiarchy: RESOURCE LIST
"science fiction and social justice beginner reading list" -amb
amb's 2017 @ healing justice podcast
Call Your Girlfriend: Pleasure Activism
foundational text, sphere of influence: octavia>>amb
generative somatics: "framing deep change: essays on transformative social change" (pdf)
Audre Lorde reads Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power
THE AUDRE LORDE QUESTIONNAIRE TO ONESELF
What are the words you do not have yet? [Or, “for what do you not have words, yet?”]
What do you need to say? [List as many things as necessary]
“What are the tyrannies you swallow day by day and attempt to make your own, until you will sicken and die of them, still in silence?” [List as many as necessary today. Then write a new list tomorrow. And the day after.]
If we have been “socialized to respect fear more than our own needs for language and definition”, ask yourself: “What’s the worst that could happen to me if I tell this truth?”* [So, answer this today. And every day.]
THE PLEASURE DOME
(amb's sex column @ Bitch)
harm reduction coalition: webinar archive
Alexis Pauline Gumbs, from M Archive:
After the End of the World
Lil note/seed for engagement:
for awhile in 2013, Alexis Pauline Gumbs worked with Earthseed Collective and other groups in Durham to organize Parable potlucks