This was so good: “I give him what I think is a serviceable definition of Afrofuturism, complete with the ready examples — but when he follows up with the question “What can I do with that in prison?” I am left grasping for different answers, better anecdotes.

Then it occurs to me, the asked, that I don’t have to have all the answers here, that prison is its own university. I turn the question around and ask, “Do you see yourself in the future?”

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Poet, Writer at Optimistic Learner and Digital Economy Forum. Board member at Vancouver Poetry House. www.optimisticlearner.com

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Amanda Eagleson

Amanda Eagleson

Poet, Writer at Optimistic Learner and Digital Economy Forum. Board member at Vancouver Poetry House. www.optimisticlearner.com