About the Project:
We’re collecting stories from the movement to stop Line 3 to compile into a book. We know this project cannot speak for the whole movement, but it will hopefully function as one platform among many to document and honor the everyday experiences of folks who resisted Line 3. We hope to have physical copies of the book for people involved in the movement by the fall of 2022.
Line 3 Storytelling Anthology prompts:
We came together to fight line 3 because we recognize the present and historical destruction and harm these extractive projects cause. We experience this reality differently depending on who we are and how we move through the world. We invite you to share your own stories and artwork from your time fighting Line 3. If you’re looking for inspiration, the prompts below might offer a place to start. If they do not resonate with you, please share a story that reflects your particular experiences or perspectives.
Tell a story of an experience you had while resisting Line 3 that made you feel that a better world was truly possible.
What was the biggest challenge you personally had to confront while resisting Line 3?
Share a moment from your time resisting Line 3 that made you feel connected to the world around you.
What was something mundane but meaningful you did while fighting Line 3? Describe that experience in as much loving detail as possible.
We have closed the submission form and are moving on to the next stage of the project.
Some reminders for those who have submitted:
Accepted submissions will be published anonymously
Depending on the number of submissions, we may not be able to include them all in the printed anthology.
We may edit submissions for clarity and length, but will avoid changing the narrative of your stories. In some cases we might opt to include an excerpt instead of an entire submission.
If you have further questions, please send us an email.
We are an evolving team of people who’ve been involved with the movement for the past few years in various capacities (frontline work, digital organizing, screenprinting, and other roles in between). Many of you we know; lots of you we don't. We won’t be able to capture every story or perspective, and we know that our project cannot speak for or capture the entirety of this movement. But we will be honored to uplift the stories you choose to share with us about your time resisting Line 3.
We’ve received so many incredible submissions to the Line 3 Storytelling Anthology. Thank you for sharing your words and art and memories with us!
Now, we’re shifting gears into editing and moving forward with the next phase of this project.
We’ll spend the spring and summer reviewing submissions, getting feedback, and organizing the anthology into a book for print. We hope to have copies for all of you by the fall! Sign up for our email list below, and we'll reach out when we have more information on the book.