The concept of Joyful Subversion is elegantly simple. The world is messed up in so many ways but trying to tackle all of them is futile, exhausting and sad. Instead, joyful subversion advocates for rebellion in a way that allows you to have a little bit of fun along the way.
“Instead of thinking of life as a series of checks which I need to tick off - something which can be displayed on a graph that climbs ever up and to the right - I like to think of my life as a canvas which I can paint with whatever weird artwork I feel like […] Here is my mandatory Venn diagram: the status quo needs to change, and life is short. When we put these two together, we can see that we need to subvert the status quo and have as much fun as possible along the way!”
The act of joyfully subverting the status quo could be as simple as something one says. For example, I use the pronoun “she” to refer to God just as a way of poking fun at misogyny in conservative religions.