radical reads library
No movement should leave behind those who cannot afford to learn about it.
I firmly value and believe as such. For that reason, I make claim here and create this space of (un)learning so that we enter and lead the resistance, as wholly, fully, and intimately as we can. Unlike many of my counterparts in academic and activist space, I do not deal with or attempt to comply with the concept of objectivity as truth, because I do not believe in it. These readings are as subjectivist as I am.
I once had a conversation about the books, words, and writings that truly shaped me, and was asked if that meant I agreed with every word written in them. That couldn’t be further from the truth. We can simultaneously relate to/with different writings, and pull through their flaws or aspects we may disagree with. Both are not just concurrent processes we should strive for, but that we absolutely need as critical thinkers. These readings are not all those that I fundamentally agree with, but I do concede that they have shaped me regardless.
At this point, there are over 100 pdf's including but not limited to, bell hooks, Michel Foucault, Angela Davis, Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Edward Said, Andrea Dworkin, and Frantz Fanon. These readings, like my (un)learning, are ever-changing. I will send out an email update when new readings are added onto here.