Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown were recently interviewed on the Laura Flanders Show. The two were involved in the publication of "Octavia's Brood", a collection of Science Fiction by activists. The title is a reference to Octavio Butler, an African-American woman who wrote "Lilith's Brood" .
Some really interesting remarks follow. Flanders is just f'ing brilliant. I keep telling myself to watch her show more often, then I forget to do so.
Anytime we try to envision a different world ... we are engaging in a practice of science fiction. ... Be unrealistic in your dreams. All social change that was fundamental and transformative was utterly unrealistic at that time.
Flanders quotes the late Octavia Butler .. a little prayer, of sorts, for social dreamers of all stripes ...
All that you touch, you change. All that you change, changes you. The only lasting truth is change. Change is God.