"Our sci-fi doesn’t operate on Left/Right being/not being aggressive/passive dominant/submissive binaries. It operates on desire, hope, despair."
THIS IS A SHOP STOCKED WITH GEAR FOR CYBORGS
M Téllez is a heavily cyborg sci-fi writer from the 215 (Lenapehoking). They serve as Minister of Crossroads and founding member of the corner store sci-fi & action collective, METROPOLARITY.
Read & listen to standing drafts of their text & audio stories & more at cyborgmemoirs.com
- Operates DESIRE HOPE DESPAIR Speculative Storytelling Cast via mixcloud
- Writes book reviews and posts author events on Goodreads
- Did a talk show on Philly Community Access Media with METROPOLARITY
- Wrote The Romance of The Colony piece for Mask Magazine
- Has a 2018 interview over at Shameless Mag
- Has a 2017 interview over at Discipline Press
- Recommends purchasing METROPOLARITY’s Style of Attack Report
- Submits to other coercive surveillance streams under @cyborgmemoirs
THE BACK STORY
I'm selling stuff here. Since I've had the means, I've sold stuff on the internet. Before PayPal existed I used to sell handmade tote bags off Live Journal, you know? After a couple decades of designing and producing small runs of material wares, I thought I'd once again situate a more dedicated space to promote said wares in the ongoing dystopia.
If you know me, you know I'm a sci-fi writer and co-founder of METROPOLARITY collective. I'm born and raised in the 215. I'm working class, mixed race (all oppressed animist Catholics) and raised in a blended family. I graduated from college and, in good working class tradition, now bear a lifetime of debt that my mother wasn't able to warn me about. I'm nonbinary, which for me means I experience both/all/more than the false masculine/feminine gender binary. (Upon insistence, I side with trans of the imperialist trans/cis binary.) I am a survivor of feminized violence. I'm cyborg, I am hybrid, I am serpent crossroads. I want to break the cycles of white assimilation into anti-Black empire. I write speculative fiction because I want a way out.
DESIRE HOPE DESPAIR is a phrase that came out of me in response to Ras Cutlass's prompt "Is Sci-fi Political?" for METROPOLARITY's first zine, back in 2013. "Our sci-fi doesn’t operate on Left/Right being/not being aggressive/passive dominant/submissive binaries. It operates on desire, hope, despair."