If you are looking for inspiration, Octavia Butler has plenty to offer. Her groundbreaking novels explore themes such as oppression, slavery, and inequality through the eyes of black women who have been genetically modified with an alien DNA strand that gave them heightened abilities. This story is one of courage in dire situations that will leave readers feeling inspired rather than fearful about their own future prospects.

Here are some resources and other people who love Octavia!

God is Change: Octavia Butler Immersion with Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Earthseed: Book of the Living

Octavia’s Parables Podcast with Toshi Reagon and Adrienne Maree Brown