What did you read, book or article, or other, this year that changed your life?

Even if only momentarily, temporarily, or a current sticky situation?

I read a poetry collection, "I loved you in Paris: A Memoir in Poetry", which helped me get over a hangup I had this summer.

I read The Souls of Black Folk, by W. E. B. Du Bois, originally published in 1903, which is still incredibly relevant. Good to help you see some patterns in society, especially when it comes to racism but also classism etc.

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The latter didn't necessarily change my life, but it's helped me put a lot of racism and colonialism shit into perspective.

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@maloki what kind of freaked me out The Souls of Black Folk was how much *nothing* has changed. Like, DuBois was calling out the same racist arguements and attacks then, and open racists and 'color-blind' white folks are still making today.

It really gave me a feel for the way it all connects, the patterns of racism and how they play out differently, but never really change.

@maloki The Dispossessed is a great story and changed my beliefs quite a lot.

@maloki Mine has been a mix of so much I've learned about anarchism on here, then reading: Pan-African Social Ecology now. It's like all these light bulbs have gone off and connections have come together and I now feel with my heart, that anarchism is what makes sense in building our future. And it feels really positive too.

What book, article etc impacted on you this year?


@GwenfarsGarden @maloki I like how SBC (and me) started out as "yeah we are into social ecology/municipalism" but are going in the direction of Anarchism now (not like they're directly opposed to each other but means are different).

@charlag @maloki I think there is a mix on SBC, but anarchism has stood out for me. But this book brings anarchism and social ecology together. I plan on posting some notes when I can get my brain to work properly.

@maloki I read Parable of the Sower and P of the Talents and idk if it changed my life, but it made me think a lot about my survival instincts and how much Ive already survived and the cultivation of that part of my life/personality, and that even right now, after an incredibly terrible and painful year for me personally when I want to give up, I know I wont because Ive already survived so much and I will just keep pushing forward through the changes.

@glitterwitch I feel very targeted by this suggestion after my other toot 🤔

@glitterwitch I wrote i wanted to get t things done before the year ended (and I've spent most of November and December sick 😅)

@glitterwitch I'm all for that! It was just a funny timing. 😅

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