1/ "A lot of times when we talk about science fiction, folks are thinking only about the future. And that's really rooted in this western colonial white supremacist ideology of history as this linear progression towards greatness, right?… [M]any societies, historically, you know, brown cultures have recognized that time is not linear, it's circular, it's spherical, it exists in multiple places at once, that we live in the past, the present, and the future altogether…"
2/ "[W]e need that past to move forward into the future. We need these visions of liberation that existed before… we need to be able to say 'What is the wisdom and knowledge that exists in the past that will help us build the future.'"—Walidah Imarisha, co-editor of "Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements"
3/ Today for #BlackHistoryMonth, we're dreaming about Black futures!
📸: "How Long 'til Black Future Month?" by N. K. Jemisin, "Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture" by Ytasha L. Womack, "A Phoenix First Must Burn: Sixteen Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and Hope" edited by Patrice Caldwell, and "Black Futures" by Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham.
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