The bad apple represents a vulnerability that nurtures. There are times when it is good to be strong and there are times when our weaknesses can make room for others. The bad apple also represents the power of community. Exploitation is maintained by dividing and isolating us. Wherever we come together, solidarity and friendship can grow like mould in a barrel of apples.
We are a group of friends who want to engage in conversations about faith and social justice organising as well as the nexus between them. We are Christian and Muslim women, writers, and activists based in London and the south east.
We are inspired by anarchist, queer, feminist, anti-ableist, anti-colonial, anti-capitalist and anti-racist practices and schools of thought. We believe these perspectives create possibilities for spiritual transformation. However, we also recognise the limitations of pure “isms” and encourage dialectic thought that challenges the boundaries between the secular and the mystical, the political and the personal.
We hope this new zine will inspire you and give you something to think about. We welcome anyone who would like to join our collective or contribute articles, illustrations, cartoons, jokes, whatever. If you’ve been a bad apple, we want to hear from you! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org