My interview was included in Patrick Farnsworth’s beautifully provocative book We Live in the Orbit of Beings Greater Than Us. Below is Patrick’s introduction of me & my interview from the book. ••• To further this point on the limitations human beings have in acknowledging, let alone mitigating, the ecologically destructive impacts of our ways of living and being on this planet (again, this is especially true for > MORE
Welcome Threshold Tender
Grief // Community // Justice
These unprecedented times are calling us to be fierce, compassionate, real, and raw. I work with people and groups in the dark and difficult places, including grief, conflict, collapse, and injustice. I listen to and honor the most marginalized parts of ourselves, organizations, and communities. My work focuses on people-making (leaders, elders, adulthood), place-making (animism, eco-mysticism), purpose-making (finding meaning), community-making (relationships, connection), and culture-making (what kind of world do we want to live in?). If this interests you, WELCOME, LET’S GET TO WORK.
Oh, also, in my life and work, I’m deeply committed to creating spaces of equity and liberation for all people, particularly people with oppressed identities. This entails continually dismantling systems of oppression (within and outside of me), including the delusions of white supremacy + human supremacy. If justice and collective liberation isn’t your thing, I likely won’t be either.
When my brother, Brett, died I was ten years old. Old enough to understand something horrible had happened. Old enough to have my world turned upside down. Old enough to miss him for the rest of my life. Yet, young enough to be shielded from the practicalities of death such as arranging a funeral, contacting family and friends, and managing his estate. After my sister, Ivy, died this > MORE
I blame mainstream Western psychology for a lot of the neoliberal bullshit we’re all inundated with. As I’ve gone further into the field of psychology (I have a Masters in counseling psychology and work with therapy clients regularly), I’ve come to see it as mostly individualized, white-centered, male-led, capitalist propaganda. While this isn’t always true, generally speaking, it’s an issue, and it’s having devastating impacts on our ability > MORE
***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
"We have to practice something new, ask different questions, access again our curiosity about each other as a species. ”Adrienne Maree Brown