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Feed Your Wild with Venessa Rodriguez

Mar 30, 2020

If you have been feeling a sense of overwhelm, fear, anxiety, loss, paralysis, and grief for some time... in light of ecological crisis, destruction of the natural world, and especially amidst Coronavirus pandemic, you are not alone. This grounding yet inspiring conversation is for you.  

We are speaking with Ayana Young, host of the For The Wild podcast, an anthology of the Anthropocene; focused on land based protection, co-liberation and intersectional storytelling rooted in a paradigm shift from human supremacy towards deep ecology.

In this heart-felt interview, we talk about the transformative power of collective and personal grief as a portal, the importance of letting grief in collectively in this time, and the insights we are beginning to glean from COVID-19. Ayana reminds us of the critical importance of community resiliency, local systems, and connection to Place that is rooted in love.

Ayana shares how she faces grief, guilt, and shame in her own life, including supportive touchstones and practices, and how her work and conversations with great minds on her podcast have shaped and informed her own evolution. 

Ayana also shares about her land restoration projects, including the "1 Million Redwoods" project, where she is working to preserve and propagate the biodiversity of the old growth Redwood forest. 

Ayana’s deeply rooted commitment to wild nature is apparent in the way she navigates this discussion with a grounded sense of curiosity, connectedness and aliveness that has seeded in me a sense of hope.

Hear Ayana’s invitation to listeners during the challenging times of Coronavirus and beyond, and her prayer for the collective.


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