Nadya Tolokonnikova

in Norilsk, Russian Federation
November 07, 1989


NADYA TOLOKONNIKOVA is an artist, political activist, and founding member of Pussy Riot. She is the recipient of The Lennon Ono Grant for Peace, and is a co-recipient of The Hannah Arendt Prize for Political Thought. Following her release in 2013, she opened the Mordovia office of Zona Prava, a prisoners' rights non-governmental organization. Later, she started MediaZona, an independent news service now partnered with The Guardian. ...more

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“Quando nos faltam forças para agir, é preciso encontrar palavras que nos inspirem. Por isso, lembre-se de um ponto fundamental: nada de deixar sua confiança arrefecer. O poder está nas suas mãos. Juntos, como comunidade ou como movimento, podemos fazer milagres. E faremos.”
Nadya Tolokonnikova, Um guia Pussy Riot para o ativismo

“What was in fact blown up on the 8th of November 2016 was the social contract, the paradigm that says you can live comfortably without getting your hands dirty with politics. The belief that it only takes your one vote every four years (or no vote at all: you’re above politics) to have your freedoms protected. This belief was torn to pieces. The belief that institutions are here to protect us and take care of us, and we don’t need to bother ourselves with protecting these institutions from being eroded by corruption, lobbyists, monopolies, corporate and government control over our personal data.”
Nadya Tolokonnikova, Read & Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism

“Any given system of power is built on an assumption (which of course is trying to portray itself as an axiom) that to receive joy you need to pay or obey. The ultimate act of subversion is thus finding joy in a refusal to pay and obey, in an act of living by radically different values. It’s not an act of deprivation or austerity, it’s not a vow, it’s an act that reveals joy that transcends given boundaries.”
Nadya Tolokonnikova

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