In this piece we present a provocation: that the future of autoethnography is Black. To say “Black” is to consider the possibility that blackness can flesh the felt-sense self as a part of the marked cultural body, can story relational experiences that are inventive and transgressive in its work to democratize forms and humanize the other in cocreated encounters, and can serve as an ontology of resistance in which blackness is harnessed to understand the ubiquitous and generative nature of power—the power to shape identity and experience, and the power employed by the autoethnographer to author or rescript new ones. The ability to conceive creative ways to communicate or convey cultural knowledge across space, body, and time has been a politically imaginative, life-sustaining technology for the African diaspora. Giving a nod to the past-future1 Black-centered narratives that define...

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