Imagine Otherwise Podcast - Red, yellow, and orange sparks against a dark sky

Imagine Otherwise

Art  +  Activism  +  Academia

Dennis Norris II wearing a black tank top and glasses
May 8, 2019

Imagine Otherwise: Dennis Norris II on QTPOC Literary Worlds

  How might difference be reframed as avenue toward sharing collective power instead of a source of conflict? How can the literary world better encourage and sustain writers from marginalized identities? What does it mean… Continue Reading

Jade S. Sasser wearing a black blazer
February 27, 2019

Imagine Otherwise: Jade S. Sasser on Reproductive Justice and Climate Change

How do the racist and misogynist histories of population control shape current debates over climate change? How is the reproductive justice movement shifting our understandings of environmentalism and public health? How are feminist public health… Continue Reading


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Why imagine otherwise?

To make more of us. 

We need more progressive, social justice-oriented folks who combine the intellectual platform and methodologies of academia, the creativity and wonder of art, and the fire and rage of social justice activism to create the worlds we want. We need more brilliant books that ignite ideas, more art that sparks protests, more activism that historicizes and critiques, and more communities that can enact the change they need.

This show highlights the kick-ass, worldmaking cultural productions that people are collaboratively generating at the nexus of art, activism, and academia. Maybe it will inspire you to create your own.

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Meet the podcast team

Host and creator: Cathy Hannabach

Show notes: Christopher Persaud and Michelle Velasquez-Potts

Want to be a guest?

We welcome guest pitches for artists, academics, and activists whose work explicitly brings together these three realms.

You can pitch yourself or someone else you think would be a good fit by filling out our pitch a guest form.

Check out the guest information page for more details.