DESIRE HOPE DESPAIR

is a phrase from my response to r. cutlass's Is Sci-fi Political? prompt in METROPOLARITY's 2013 debut zine, which goes:

"OUR SCI-FI DOESN’T OPERATE ON LEFT/RIGHT BEING/NOT BEING AGGRESSIVE/PASSIVE DOMINANT/SUBMISSIVE BINARIES. IT OPERATES ON DESIRE, HOPE, DESPAIR."

On top of the content here, you will find more my current offering of short stories, spells, essays, and audio tales for free at my main website CYBORGMEMOIRS.COM. You can also read extensively about who I am there, but here's a sturdy backstory for posterity's sake:

If you know me, you know I'm a sci-fi storyteller and co-founder of METROPOLARITY collective. I'm born and raised in the 215. I'm working class, mixed race (all oppressed animist Catholics) and raised in a blended family. I graduated from college and, in working class tradition, now bear a lifetime of debt that my mother wasn't able to warn me about. I'm nonbinary, which for me means I experience both/all/more than the false masculine/feminine gender binary. (Upon insistence, I side with trans of the imperialist trans/cis binary.) I am a survivor of feminized violence. I'm cyborg, I am hybrid, I am serpent crossroads. I want to break the cycles of white assimilation into anti-Black empire. I create speculative fictions because I want a way out.

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