***This article contains difficult material, including references to sexual violence, Whiteness, and mass extinction. Please read slowly, take breaks if needed, and practice soothing techniques, such as grounding your feet to the floor.*** I rarely wave my collapse aware, near-term extinction flag because, well, it scares people and ultimately makes them run away, far away. In other words, I lose credibility and increase the feeling of isolation that > MORE
Radical Attunement Work (RAW)
Relationship // Ritual // Revolution
These unprecedented times are calling each of us to step up and radically attune to what’s happening and what’s needed. We’re called to be fierce, affectionate, responsive, and RAW. As witnesses to the anthropocene, the quality of our humanness depends on it.
A couple years ago a friend of mine did an internet search on the man she was dating. A horrifically traumatizing event that had happened to his family was detailed in a news article. He had yet to share this information with her. As they continued dating she had no idea how to bring it up. As a couple of months went by she wondered how she would > MORE
I’m sitting across from an environmental photographer. He’s been doing cause related photography for over 20 years. His photographs have been in National Geographic and the New York Times. He’s dedicated his professional life to social and environmental change. And, he says solemnly, “There’s no doubt now, the environmental movement has failed.” He talks about sharing beautiful and tragic photographs that tell environmental and social stories. Putting together > MORE
"We have to practice something new, ask different questions, access again our curiosity about each other as a species. ”Adrienne Maree Brown