Cohort AssignmentAmericas with In-Person Intensive in Boston 2023
1. What do you see as your primary work at this stage of your life?

I believe I have a contribution to make in helping the US to become more aligned with the earth through direct participation in my work as rural advocate, equity strategist, and collaboration manager; and also through documentation of the evolving world as a writer and filmmaker. I also believe that my work involves promoting healing across all sectors of society.

2. What role do you see as yours to play?

I am committed to making space for very quiet and vulnerable, and yet very valuable voices to be heard in society particularly with regard to rural life as it intersects with housing, employment, and food insecurity. This is taking the form of bringing new thinking to discussion about funding and gatekeeping. My role is still very much unfolding before me.

3. What goals or aims do you have in regard to the above?

I would like to figure out how to do this work and have a sustainable life. So far I am seeing that not being paid by the entities I am working with helps to bring everyone into the discussion. I am open to considering how to do this life’s work and also have a sustainable life.

4. Where do you feel your next arenas for personal growth are?

I believe that I need to consider my self worth and how that intersects with financial success, my life’s work, and my spiritual development and path.

5. And for professional growth?

I have many connections and friends who could be greatly impacting the sectors that they work within. I believe that I have a role to play in leading them back to their dreams of contributing to the planet’s health. My role in this process is still very much unfolding before me.

6. What have you invested in to get you where you are?

I have spent much of my life’s work helping individuals, businesses, and institutions develop their own unique voices. I believe this has developed from my own ongoing dedication to the healing process of releasing my personal trauma, which at a very young age found me voiceless. I have spent a great deal of energy developing my own artistic voice: writing, filmmaking, painting, photography through formal education, informal mentoring and reading.

7. What fields of learning and which thinkers have been important in your life?

Art, poetry, the human condition, and the environment all intersect in the people I have studied.
Aldo Leopold, Richard Louv, The Mexican Muralists—Los Tres Grandes: Rivera, Siqueiros, and Orozco, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe, Emily Dickinson, NVC: Marshall Rosenberg, John Berger, Gloria Steinem, Lucille Clifton, Alica Walker, Gwendolyn Brooks, Maya Angelou, Susan Griffin, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

8. Can you frame your philosophy or cosmology of life? What role(s) do humans play in it?

Humans are but one part in the ecosystem of the earth. I believe in quantum theory that we are all one, distinct and yet completely interconnected to each other and the living, breathing earth.

Date CreatedApril 25, 2023