At our “Building An Asian American Feminist Movement” workshop at this year’s AAAS Conference, we asked participants to share out their visions for an ideal feminist future, as well as the tangible ways that we can enact our political commitments in order to bring us closer to these imagined futures.

The imagination is an important tool in the activism space, and stories can offer us pathways towards new, liberatory possibilities. While our realities are far from dreams, we continue to fight for our imagined equitable, feminist futures. Our pasts, presents and futures are made from myths, fantasies, parables, dreams and speculation. As we dream toward better, more just futures, our dreams and imagination blend into our advocacy and activism work. What do you dream about? How does your reality differ from your imagination? How do we (re)imagine connections with each other, our ancestors, and our planet? What does it mean when reality and imagination blur together?

Submit writing and images to with the subject line ‘SUBMISSION: Real/Imagined [Author Name]’ by September 1, 2019.

Text can be pasted into the body of the email or sent as a .docx or .pdf attachment. Please send a bio and your preferred accompanying image in .jpg, .gif, or .png format.

Check out our past storytelling series: FIRST TIMES.

Credit: Wo Chan silhouette photo by Marion Aguas.