Locking and Unlocking: The potentialities for intra-storying-activism in “this” baglady collective.


  • Baglady University of Everywhere
  • Jo Albin-Clark Edge Hill University
  • Julie A Ovington University of the West of Scotland
  • Philippa Isom Massey University
  • Louise Platt Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Lucy Harding University of Central Lancashire
  • Faelan Carley University of Auckland
  • Alice Elwell Deakin University
  • Philippa Nicoll Antipas Victoria University of Wellington
  • Anna Pilson University of Durham
  • Charlotte E. Marshall University of Nottingham Trent
  • Sharon Louise Smith University of Birmingham




Baglady storytelling praxis, posthuman materialism feminism, feminist collective, extractivism, intra-storying-activism


In this article we disrupt extractivist and privileged individualised knowledge production by decentering the human ‘I’ to ‘we’ through storying.  By entangling more-than-human bodies, ‘we’ is  re-configured through a posthuman praxis of an iterative metamorphosing Baglady storying collective. Starting with the provocation of locking and unlocking, we story as a way to make sense of political and ethical affectivities that disrupt and interrupt everyday materialities and spatialities. From here, we speculate with movements of response-ability as “intra-activism” (Renold & Ringrose, 2017, 631). For us, storying puts in motion intra-action, speculation, calls to act, relationality and feminist community building that we frame as intra-storying-activism. Making and re-making stories with intra-storying-activism navigates non-hierarchical post-authorship to re-imagine, speculate-with and trouble the human from extractivist positions. By foregrounding relationality as a multiplying storying, we create playful, dynamic and generative spaces for knowledge making as a collective that both welcomes and provokes calls to act.  




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Author Biographies

Jo Albin-Clark, Edge Hill University

Faculty of Education

Julie A Ovington, University of the West of Scotland

School of Education and Social Science. University of the West of Scotland.


Philippa Isom, Massey University

 Institute  of Education, Massey University - Te Kunenga Ki Pūrehuroa, Aotearoa New Zealand.


Louise Platt, Manchester Metropolitan University

Faculty of Business and Law, Manchester Metropolitan University.


Lucy Harding, University of Central Lancashire

Humanities, Languages and Global Studies, University of Central Lancashire.


Faelan Carley, University of Auckland

Department of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Alice Elwell, Deakin University

 Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University.

Anna Pilson, University of Durham

School of Education, University of Durham; School of Education, University of Birmingham.


Charlotte E. Marshall, University of Nottingham Trent

Centre of Academic Development and Quality, University of Nottingham Trent.


Sharon Louise Smith, University of Birmingham

Department of Education, University of Birmingham.





How to Cite

Baglady, J. Albin-Clark, J. A. Ovington, P. Isom, L. Platt, L. Harding, F. Carley, A. Elwell, P. N. . Antipas, A. Pilson, C. E. Marshall, and S. L. Smith. “Locking and Unlocking: The Potentialities for Intra-Storying-Activism in ‘this’ Baglady Collective”. Journal of Posthumanism, vol. 3, no. 3, Oct. 2023, pp. 251–268, doi:10.33182/joph.v3i3.3015.



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