Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown

Zoe here. I borrowed this book (Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown) from the library this afternoon while I was hanging around for Sunday’s open hours, and here I am a third of the way through it already. It’s really hitting the spot. I’ve been doing a lot of organizing work, but it’s ~work~, right? Necessary but rote: find what needs to be done, do it or find someone who can do it, move on to the next bit that needs to be done. I enjoy it, I find it rewarding, but at the same time the focus on What Task Needs To Be Done Next has left me with a feeling of disconnection from, I guess you could say, the “soul” of the work. This book is proving to be nurturing, re-centering, and rejuvenating. brown’s wonder, enthusiasm, and optimism is contagious. I’ll try to get it back on the library shelves as quickly as possible so others can enjoy it. (I’ll probably end up buying a copy for myself, so I can fill it with underlines and highlights and come back to whenever I need to get myself re-grounded.)

You can learn more about Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds at AK Press’s website.

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