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Articles by Climate Fiction Creative Manager and Network Weaver Tory Stephens

Tory Stephens is Fix's Climate Fiction Creative Manager and Network Weaver.

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Mikyung Lee

Imagine 2200, Fix’s climate-fiction contest, recognizes stories that envision the next 180 years of equitable climate progress, imagining intersectional worlds of abundance, adaptation, reform, and hope. Read all 12 stories here.

Working on Fix’s climate fiction contest, Imagine 2200, over the past two years has changed and challenged me on a deeply personal level. Living in a world faced with deep divisions and terrifying climate disasters, I often found myself asking, “What is there to be hopeful about?”

I found the answers through my work with this initiative and immersing myself in the world of climate fiction. Imagine 2200 changed my perspective on what it means to be hopeful about the future, along with what it means to advocate for climate solutions and justice today. 

To get there, I started where I always go when I’m confused and unsure about the world: to stories. I turned to the literary movements and people who have advocated for hope, justice, and solutions of all sorts, even during our darkest times: Afrofuturists, along with Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, disabled, feminist, and queer futurists, ... Read more

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