This week’s minisode is a little more leisurely than last time, as I think my way through empathy fatigue aka burnout in the face of crisis, and whether hopepunk is a possible way through feelings of numbness and overwhelm. And to accompany this slightly longer episode, here are some unusually concise links!
- Anne Helen Petersen’s “How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation”
- Alyssa Hull’s “Hopepunk and Solarpunk: On Climate Narratives That Go Beyond the Apocalypse”
- Donna Haraway’s Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene
- Some more context/background on hopepunk
- Sara Ahmed’s Willful Subjects
- Lauren Berlant’s Cruel Optimism
- The Sandy & Nora podcast!
- The online Queer Zine Archive
- Carmen Maria Machado’s In the Dream House
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Secret Feminist Agenda is recorded and produced by Hannah McGregor on the traditional and unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.