We are so good at
Isn’t needed here
What is the statute
Of limitations on your
When internet makes
You upset go to the herb
Garden. Eat a leaf
Fresh motherwort leaf
Is bitter and distracting
And helps anxiety
Blocking people you
Don’t agree with is a non
Starter movement plan
If you don’t know what
I know I won’t show patience
Only cold disdain
Now how does that work
How does anyone change and
How is this healthy
If someone makes a
Mistake send them swiftly to
The gulag. No hope.
If you saw the person get killed today, or witnessed violence, or suffered violence, chances are high you have been traumatized.
You may not make the best choices in this state. You may need to do your self care. You may need to step back.
Damage from this sort of shit is real but it doesn’t have to totally rule you. Your mental health is important. Slow down to take care.
If you feel totally frantic, urgent, adamant, you may really be the one who needs a time out for self care. Ask for help if you need it.
Please repost/share this for us, we’d really like to get a diverse and well rounded amount of submissions!
“But who will do the dishes after the revolution?” This tired question has been asked to countless anarchists, communists, and others pursuing systemic change. But, we don’t have to wait for the rev to give an answer. Anarchist Housekeeping: Collective Living Under Capitalism is an attempt to cobble together the stories of anarchist collective living within the United States. The goal of this anthology is to share what it takes to build a successful collective, what works and what doesn’t, what you wish you knew, why you think collectives matter, and what we can take away from collective projects.
Submission Deadline- November 1, 2017
Send to firstname.lastname@example.org
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4 years ago I had an idea for an anthology I wanted to put together. I wanted to create a work that would serve as a how to, or how to not, for people intersted in creating or moving into an anarchist collective house or community. I was discouraged from the project by criticism regarding my own mistakes when it came to collective living. 4 years later and I am not living in a collective, but the project still interests me, and still seems to be something that could give voice to many people as well as help people avoid making mistakes like mine or other people’s. My own failures and mistakes in collective living are just part of why I think this project is important, and I do not think will hinder my ability as an editor. I have a strong background in writing and editing. I have one self published book, and have published probably a dozen zines over the years.
Over the years I have participated in many discussions with people who have lived in anarchist collectives and folks interested in the idea. It seems high time to put advice, history, and stories from a diverse group of people together. When I say diverse I am including race, class, gender, sexuality, age, geographic location, ability, etc. All of these types of issues can affect how well anarchist collective living works, or doesn’t.
I want to put together an anthology of essays on collective living in anarchist spaces. I haven’t seen one that was a helpful/informative guide or something with advice, shared lessons learned, examples of how different spaces pull it off. I’ll edit and try to have published via PM Press or AK Press or some other radical/anarchist publisher.
In terms of submissions, a wide variety of forms will be considered. Lists, poems, essays, historical nonfiction, and photographs are the forms I can think of but others may have more. If you have or are currently living in an anarchist collective housing situation, please consider sharing your experience, ideas, lessons, history, etc.
Anyone who wants to submit a proposal should email me at email@example.com Deadline for submissions is Nov 1, 2017
please share this with folks you know who live in or have lived in anarchist collectives. I will be emailing all the anarchist collectives I can get info on, but I know that won’t reach everyone who might be interested in this project!