Octavia's Brood on CNN!

Butler's inclusiveness -- and the struggles of those communities -- is what makes her work resonate among the latest generation of activists.

"Octavia's Brood" is an anthology of fantastical science-fiction stories written by American organizers and activists, published in 2015. It's since become a community of writers, artists and activists who see aspects of Butler's work as a blueprint for organizing.

"Our realities are not utopian or dystopian, they are realistic and hard, but hopeful," "Octavia's Brood" co-editor Walidah Imarisha wrote in an email. "And that is what (Butler) pulls out in her work. As much as the inclusion of marginalized characters at the center, the principles and values which embody positive change have so many lessons to teach us."
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