This is a conversation with carla joy bergman, the editor of the excellent book “Trust Kids!: Stories on Youth Autonomy and Confronting Adult Supremacy” and co-author of the equally excellent book “Joyful Militancy: Building Thriving Resistance in Toxic Times“, both published by AK Press.
She’s also the co-host of the Grounded Futures podcast alongside her son Uilliam Joy. Make sure to check them out!
As the title suggests, we focused on youth autonomy. What does it mean? How is it integral to structures of power and oppression, and how can we challenge it? Why are children so routinely undervalued while also always spoken for?
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Mentions and Recommendations:
- Earthsea by Ursula K LeGuin
- Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind by Hayao Miyazaki
- The Mushishi series by Yuki Urushibara
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