by Ramona Frank and Maya von Ahnen
Imagining other worlds is an indispensable part of emancipatory and revolutionary practice, and is a key capacity to bring change into our world. Following Donna Haraway, we need to start to tell different, healing stories, to overcome the misleading, ecocidal and genocidal conceptual separation between the human and the more-than-human-world. Drawing on our own political and spiritual experience, and majorly inspired by the works of Octavia E. Butler, and Ursula K. Le Guin, this eco-queer-anarcha-feminist multispecies fiction seeks to be an example of Le Guin’s famous «Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction» in dreaming a world, in which patriarchy, capitalism and colonialism never came into being. At the heart of The Forest lies the entanglement of all forest dwellers and the stories they write into each other’s life.