Welcome folks, folx and FRCCs!
After a lifetime of being an activist and a student of human relations (aka anthropologist), I decided to set out to understand what makes activists tick.
Like ticking time bombs?
Activists get stereotyped as bomb-throwers, but are MUCH more likely to get bombed than be bombers.
More martinis than molotov cocktails!
I’m for solving bombings, but my assignment here is to investigate the stereotypes.
And fight them! I take them very purrsonally.
I told you we’re setting out to take ém on.
“”Setting out” means going on a quest.
How will we know where to go?
We need a Quest Map.
You mean Mapquest?
No, a map for our quest through Bestilandia exploring the liberatory actions of activists.
Pinpointing details of activist culture.
Finding activists in fiction.
And pouncing on stereotypes targeting activists.
We need our FRCCs along.
Ready when you are!
So what is the Quest going after first?
First we need to publish and reach out with this site.
I’ll find out who’s interested and investigate places and people to talk to
Cool. And we need to connect with FRCCs to discuss their experience of activist culture.
I’ll help y’all focus on the conflicts and emotional turmoil.
Um, that’ll be lovely, Sour Puss.
Plus we need to connect with adults and children to discuss and write FFA
I love to collect, tell and mix up stories showing the fascinating reality of activists experiences.
You’ll need my help unmasking all those insidious stereotypes targeting activists.
Looks like we’re ready to go!
RAINWOOD HOUSE SINGS, a social justice mystery for youth and adults, paints a truthful (with a hint of magic) picture of activists taking on gentrification, police violence, worker rights and cultural divisions; tackling mysteries large and small with creativity, humor and collective action.
Our favorite fiction is full of police and superheroes. And activists?? Not so much. Let’s seek out stories with activists, the courageous first responders against injustice! And let’s look into why there aren’t more of them.
We’ll ask why activists–when they do appear–are so often shown as unappealing stereotypes, not real people.
Does this matter? If so, what can we do about it?
The POA Fiction Featuring Activists List is a compilation of works of fiction in which activists and activism play a significant role. Use this form to: