I was born and raised in Indiana and am a Birthright Friend (Quaker) - Valentine Hollingsworth fled from religious persecution in Ireland, traveling with William Penn, an English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, early Quaker, and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania. Hollingsworth family farm is on a map of the 'stops' along the underground railroad. I know little more of my near roots and have some understanding of old story.

I started Extinction Witness in 2012 to support those who 'live in a world of wounds' and celebrate the compassionate response to the pain and suffering of injustice.

Academics: Applied Health Science / community (environmental) health, psychology, human ecology - BS High Distinction 1997 Indiana University, Bloomington;  Environmental Studies / ecology, sociology & grief studies - MS 2007 University of Montana, Missoula

Transcendental Meditation

Ashtanga Yoga

Please read

Healing Patriarchy

War Not Optional,


wedding ceremony with giant sequoia - April 1, 2013

wedding ceremony with giant sequoia - April 1, 2013

I'm paid at Patreon

published work and interviews:

Mother Lode - Holding Fast To What Matters at Rebelle Society

Conversation with Azul Thome / Grief and Water @YouTube

'Busted Open' ~ with Tell Us Something; MCAT video: 'Busted Open' begins at 44:50

Grieving Discovery at Lost Species Day

Leli poem & Clinging to Certainties, Belonging to Joy essay
re: NTHE at Kosmos Journal

The Inequality of Wildness and Necessity of Wildness for Equality in Wicked Problems Collaborative Book 1: what do we do about inequality? 

What the World Requests and Riding the Bus of Ecological Fundamentalism,at Elephant Journal

First, a mother (interview) at Dark Matter: Women Witnessing

Creatively Mending Wounds (interview) at Depth Insights

Pacific with commentary in DARK MATTER: WOMEN WITNESSING Issue #2. Fragile Ongoing

The DP Interview w/ Chris Oestereich 

Review of VIRGIN by Alexi Francis at Reflections

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