We had such an awesome first season of POLLEN and can't wait to have even more conversations and rants with you! Dates are coming soon, but if you want to get a head start on the reading list for our premiere episode, keep reading!
We’re starting off our 2021 season with a little bit of futurism…Afrofuturism that is. Black History Month, Black Future Month, Black Panther the movie, Black Panthers the people, Octavia Butler, and N.K. Jemisin all have us thinking about alternate endings.
Want to unpack some Afrofuturist themes you recently read or watched? Just want to listen and learn about Octavia Butler? Come chat with fellow sci-fi nerds about this amazing author and work. Spoilers ahead! ;)
March, Afrofuturism [registration coming soon]
- Octavia’s Parables Podcast, any episode (listen time: 40-60min), OR GirlTrek's Black History Bootcamp Podcast, Foremothers Day 21 (listen time: 35min), OR How Long 'Til Black Future Month Interview with N.K. Jemisin (watch time: 54 min)
*TW: Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler includes scenes of violence including sexual assault. The Octavia's Parables podcast does discuss these topics, however the GirlTrek podcast episode and the N.K. Jemisin interview do not.
- (Optional) Engage with the supplemental materials for GirlTrek’s Octavia Butler episode