Write for the Fightback Youth Issue: Redefining Activism

The upcoming issue of Fightback magazine will be giving a platform for young voices to talk about what activism means for us.

The issue will explore narratives of survival and resistance under capitalism, colonialism, patriarchy, and homophobia/transphobia/biphobia/interphobia.

It asks the questions: what do we see as “real” or “legitimate” activism and why?

How do we challenge negative narratives around youth activism?

Why are older activists so cynical about youth activism and the future of activism in Aotearoa?

At the core of this issue is searching for a redefinition of activism. To do this we are looking at narratives of survival and resistance by youth under capitalism,

colonialism, patriarchy, and homophobia/transphobia/biphobia/interphobia. We want to challenge the idea that youth are disaffected and show the ways in which youth are transforming activism in Aotearoa.

If you’re a young person under the age of 25, who is keen to share their ideas on what survival, resistance, and activism means to you, send us a pitch of what you’d like to write about.

We need 2-3 sentences describing your idea – whether it’s a poem, article, interview or artwork. Please send this pitch in before the 22nd of April, 2016. We’ll let you know soon after that whether your pitch has been selected for the Fightback Youth Issue. You’ll then have three weeks to work on your contribution and send it to us to be published. Each contributor will receive a small koha for your time and work.

You don’t need to have experience with political writing or publishing to submit. If you would like some extra support in getting your idea off the ground, let us know and we can help out.

We are also looking for a cover designer, so if you’re the creative type – flick us a line.

Contact: fightback.aotearoa@gmail.com by 22nd of April, 2016.


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