Every Child Is A Radical is a children's book manuscript
Every Child is a Radical is kid-inspired encyclopedic romp through the whole shebang of being alive. In looking for principled books for my children I was surprised by a conspicuous absence of secular ethical considerations and an often patronizing lack of substance and beauty. Inspired to fill the gap I’ve written Every Child is a Radical.
Part One reflects on evolution, ethics, and children as radicals. Part Two examines family, emotions, consent, and prejudice against children, while Part Three reflects on racism, gender and colonization. Part Four tackles our extractive and consumerist culture. Part Five discusses democracy and the lack of children’s voices, civic engagement, work and wealth—asking children to imagine what truly enriches a life and celebrate children’s activism. Finally, Part Six ponders religion, death, war and compassion.
Commoner is a full length script
Commoner takes place in the Pacific Northwest, now a sovereign nation where technology and a focus on social good are used towards an egalitarian society. A multi-cultural visionary throwback future and cross-border love story, Commoner takes us on a young artist couple’s quest to belong and shape their future.
Nayara is an undocumented Latinx artist and self-taught software engineer from the USA who immigrates to this new country to leave a perilous situation back home. She joins the elusive engineers who shape the new nation's central platform, the backbone of a vigorous and transparent social democracy. USA sanctions escalate, and citizens crossing borders are subjected to criminal penalties. Away from her family, Nayara must decide if she’ll ever take the risky journey back home.
Inspired by my own immigration journey Commoner started with a desire to explore what we are willing to give up and what we get in return. Having lived most of my life in two very large extractive-minded countries, Commoner was an opportunity to imagine a smaller scale, a life less hurried, and the creative resilience of people living with an awareness of the interconnectedness of all life.