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This publication contains a short essay centered on the phrase "Radical Softness as a Boundless Form of Resistance". This essay is now in its 3rd edition. Every time this new edition is released, the fragmentation of my thoughts are expanded. My conceptualization of Radical Softness as a Boundless Form of Resistance” is deepen towards a specificity that is paramount to the type of resistance I seek. The specificity of our language, channeled through our best intentions, are the strongest weapons we have in our resistance to what looks to silence us. For those of who are not able to protest in public space, our words become our beacon of strength. “Radical Softness as a Boundless Form of Resistance” is an attempt to give name to the types of resistance that do not rely on the ablest body’s actions in public. “Radical Softness” articulates an alternative form of resistance in an alternative public, one that proliferates through public language actions. At the intersections of radical softness and resistance, I hope to destabilize the way “radical” and “resistance” are regarded through an ablest lens as active. What are your personal definitions of resistance and how do you support and sustain a resistance that proliferates as a radical softness?








So, we came here to tear shit up, you know? Including ourselves. We came to fail.
Fred Moten



How else might we imagine failure, and in terms of what kinds of desired political outcomes?Jack Halberstam




A queer resistance is a lifelong commitment to failure, education, and refusal.
Be Oakley