I’m Juliana Barnet, activist explorer, participant-observer of activist culture. I reflect on the delights, dilemmas, and dangers of daily life for activists, the first responders in struggles for justice, peace, and planetary survival.

I explore stories of activist experience–joyful, exhilarating, inspiring, meaningful; sometimes scary, confusing, discouraging; always fascinating.


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I share these writings to deepen understanding, spark discussion, and encourage more of us to craft stories of all kinds portraying activists in our wildly diverse, engaging, heroically ordinary humanity.

Explore Activist Culture with me...

◊  Novels-in-Progress   

◊  JB’s Journal, essays and posts

◊  Activist Explorer Newsletter

◊  Articles, Interviews

◊ The Fiction Featuring Activists List

◊ Review fiction (novels, movies, TV, etc.) portraying activists and social movements

◊ Nominate fiction for the FFA Awards: Best of FFA and Most In Need of Improvement

◊   Activist Writer Workshops

◊   Activist Fiction Writers Collective

◊   Activist Culture Salon

◊   Activist Mutual Support