The first debate of the nightmare (did I say nightmare? I meant November) 2020 election offers a useful metaphor. While I was watching the moderator last night pleading over and over again with 45 to just give the other dude his two minutes, to even try to take turns, I found myself thinking – were […]Read more "First, Cut the mic"
I’ve recorded an audiobook format of The Opposite of Rape Culture Is Nurturance Culture! The essay is now available as an audiobook in itunes, scribd, Google Play, and Author’s Direct. It will be rolling out in the coming weeks in these additional places and your local library: Listen to a free preview in itunes, or […]Read more "Nurturance Essay Audiobook now available!"
Book Contributor Roundup The contributors to Turn This World Inside Out have done podcasts and dialogue webinars about the book over the year; I thought it might be nice to have them all in one place. Please note some of these are open access available publicly, and some, like Dawn Serra or the Healing Justice […]Read more "Contributor Roundup"
Welcome back from summer! If you’re wanting more Nurturance Culture for your ears and eyes here are a few favourites from the first few months of the book going live: 1. Interview with Isabella Wang in Room Magazine 2. Dawn Serra’s Sex Gets Real Podcast: https://www.dawnserra.com/ep280/ 3. Laborwave: https://player.fm/series/laborwave-revolution-radio/turn-this-world-inside-out-the-opposite-of-rape-culture-is-nurturance-culture-w-nora-samaran We explored some personal topics the host […]Read more "News, Reviews, and Interviews"
It exists! The physical book has arrived!Read more "It Has Arrived!"
Happy to say that this little book Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture is scheduled for release on June 18, 2019. You can already pre-order! Early Bird Pre-order 25% off direct from AK Press I’m excited to share these essays and dialogues with wonderful contributors. Book includes dialogue pieces on themes: ‘Jon […]Read more "Book release date!"
Hi! I hope everyone’s having a good turning of the seasons ❤ You may have heard: the blog at norasamaran.com has grown into a book accepted by my favourite indie publisher. In addition to hard copy of the most popular blog posts, the book will include never-before seen content, including a new introduction and exciting […]Read more "Help make a book about Nurturance Culture!"
“Feminism taught me the difference between a conviction in the head and a change in the way you live.” –Stuart Hall, speaking of things he learned from Catherine Barrett From 1996 to 2005 I worked at a summer camp in Western Massachusetts teaching kids conflict resolution skills. In a beautiful mountain setting, we worked to […]Read more "Hold Together: We Need Conflict Skills Now More Than Ever"
HI everyone! This post is a transcript of a talk organized by SFU’s Institute for the Humanities Friday Oct 13. Since the invitation to do the talk grew out of the Nurturance Culture blog, I decided to write it the same way I would write any other piece. I posted the in-process work here, and it grew […]Read more "On Nurturance and Vulnerability in Academic Life"
For additional reading: Angela Davis, Are Prisons Obsolete? (New York: Seven Stories Press, 2003), Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California (Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2007) Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, “Indict the System: Indigenous and Black Resistance,” Briarpatch, November 24, 2014, https://briarpatchmagazine.com/blog/view/indict-the-system Charlene Carruthers, Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and […]Read more "A Resource List"