The World of A Future Ancient

$3,000 goal

Campaign created 10 months ago
Created March 2, 2018
A Future Ancient: Re-envisioning the Past. Manifesting the Future.

Seven years ago, I started what has become my life journey, Futuristically Ancient , a blog that looks at the arts and cultures of the African diaspora through an Afrofuturist lens. What is Afrofuturism, you ask? It is a new name for what we as people has always done -- use the power of imagination to create and connect with new futures and alternative possibilities. That could be through science and technology, science fiction, fantasy, magic realism, mythology, spirituality and more.

But it is not just my blog, it has become my entire writing process. My writing explores interconnection between the past, present and future. It gives light to the multitude of possibilities that exists for those of the African diaspora. It digs beneath the surface of the realities often forced upon us.

Through my writing, whether it is poetry, speculative fiction, essays, reviews, interviews, and galleries/video presentations posts, I explore all of these themes. Under the umbrella of A Future Ancient, I began two years ago, my mobile library project, J. Expressions , dedicated to archiving and growing the literary community in Southeast Queens. Last year, I published my first poetry chapbook, Lucy's Bone Scrolls, inspired by conversations and artwork within Afrofuturist circles. 

Now the next step in the journey is expanding A Future Ancient. The funds I raise here and over the course of the year will go towards:

1) Trademarking the names A Future Ancient, Futuristically Ancient and J. Expressions and eventually turning them into an LLC.

2) Starting my own journal line in association with A Future Ancient. 

3) Expanding the mobile library and pop up bookshop project, J. Expressions.

4) Continue expanding my literary offerings -- a fantasy novel, The E, a children's book, my next poetry collections, Poetic Inventions workshops, etc. 

Having the funds to be able to do these will help me to continue to grow the vision of A Future Ancient and build a community around it. I want to take world-building of the science fiction and fantasy world to the next level and I want you to be a part of it!
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$3,000 goal

Campaign created 10 months ago
Created March 2, 2018
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