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In the tradition of Octavia Butler, here is radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help to shape the futures we want. Change is constant. The world, our bodies, and our minds are in a constant state of flux. They are a stream of ever-mutating, emergent patterns. Rather than steel ourselves against such change, Emergent Strategy teaches us to map and assess the swirling structures and to read them as they happen, all the better to shape that which ultimately shapes us, personally and politically. A resolutely materialist spirituality based equally on science and science fiction: a wild feminist and afro-futurist ride!

adrienne maree brown, co-editor of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements, is a social justice facilitator, healer, and doula living in Detroit.

©2017 adrienne maree brown (P)2021 AK Press

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must read for organizers and artists

so useful. like a field guide for a geuine, personal way to organize and create

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I'm wondering why the authors name is lowercase. can this be corrected?
I'm wondering why the authors name is lowercase. can this be corrected?

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Great for organizational strategy

So much to wrap my head around. A much better model for making progress in an org than I’ve seen before.

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Will definitely be re-listening to this!

I loved this book and found it so useful as a person leading transformation efforts within a company. The author seamlessly moves between being informative, poetic, personal and systematic, which for me, embodies how it feels to be doing this type of work.

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Truly inspiring and centering

I feel moved and inspired to facilitate the type of fractal change AMB describes in this book. My heart is full ❤️

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So many thoughts

A thoughtful work. I am better for it. Taking pauses to ponder ideas, suggestions and just to sit with myself. Replaying parts taking notes, I almost felt I was in a one on one session with her. Lots of work and mindful liberation actions.

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Incredible

adrienne captures and validates my whole heart and soul. I found hope once more in my work as an activist. I have nothing but gratitude. 💙

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Wonderful and Inspiring

loved it❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤thank you! Bought book to read again with lots of highlighters. Thank you ❤️

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She calls out every single comment as a footnote and it distracts from the content of what she is saying. The footnote are relevant but do we need footnote end footnote 6 time in 20 seconds.

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so good

this book is so good. learning about Emergent Strategy has been life-changing for me, in a really positive way. thank you amb