WELCOME TO THE RESISTANCE
Odd Tales Resist is a branch of Odd Tales of Wonder formed to specialize in combating bigotry, oppression, fascism, and corruption. While we have an American focus (due to where most of our members come from), our goal is to operate on a global level, using art, poetry, fiction, and essays to improve the world. We take an inclusive, intersectional, progressive stance against the sort of danger presented by Donald Trump and the white supremacist movement.
Odd Tales Resist is an art and literature community. We will produce content in line with our political principles and distribute it to the public by a variety of means. In contrast to the Odd Tales magazine, Odd Tales Resist is not a magazine as such but we are planning several anthology collections, which may have public submission calls. Odd Tales Resist is presently closed to outside submissions.
This page also serves as our Gallery. Check out some of our work below.
The Odd Tales Resist Guide to Cybersecurity by Michael Kobold - A basic guide to keeping yourself safe against the various online threats posed by the "alt-right."
It Takes a Great Deal of Bravery to Stand Up to Our Enemies, But Just As Much to Stand Up to Our Friends by Jillian Kurashima - A critique of J.K. Rowling's childhood-shaping career through lenses of privilege and abuse--with advice on how powerful writers can, should, and must use their power.
One of These Things is Not Like the Others, One of These Things is the President of the United States by Jillian Kurashima (external link) - A piece that speaks for itself; a bitter prose poem in hyperlinks, commenting on the men we place in high rank.
In Defense of Bearded Ladies: A Global View by Atom Mudman Bezecny - Essay that explores the sideshow tradition of the Bearded Lady and how the presentation of such women reflected systems of imperalism, demonstrating intersections of racism, misogyny, and homo- and transphobia that persist into the present.
Stop Trying to Make "Gun Safety" Happen, It's Not Going to Happen by Jillian Kurashima - Gun control must come about and accurate language is necessary--it's gun control, and refusing to call it such gives power to those who use their gun rights to oppress others. Outrage from recent incidents.
On Empathy by Atom Mudman Bezecny - A reflection on failures, both liberal and conservative, which may be signs we need to look at the larger picture.
ReTales by Atom Mudman Bezecny (external link) - An ongoing fiction and poetry blog that highlights some of the oppression retail employees face on a daily basis.
An Introduction to the Holocaust by Atom Mudman Bezecny- Education on the Holocaust is sparse in many parts of the world. Find out all the basic facts of this historical atrocity and how we can prevent something like it from happening again.
To the Trans Women Who Deserve So Much Better by Jillian Kurashima (external link) - Reflections on drag and transness in movies, and how some of it relates to the fact that violence against trans folk just. Doesn't. Stop.