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For The Wild is 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.

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For The Wild is 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.

    ANAYVETTE MARTINEZ on the Brilliance of the Radical Monarchs

    ANAYVETTE MARTINEZ on the Brilliance of the Radical Monarchs

    In 2014 Anayvette Martinez sought to radicalize girl scouting to create a brighter, more brilliant world. Inspired by her daughter, and with the help of co-founder, Marilyn Hollinquest, Anayvette curated a curriculum devoted to justice, empowerment, and fierce sisterhood for girl identified youth of color. On this episode of For The Wild, Anayvette shares the inspiration and impact of the Radical Monarchs, who exemplify the difference between service and justice, the importance of bringing youth into social justice movements at an early age and what we can learn about sustainability, self-care, and avoiding burn out culture by creating with young ones in mind. Anayvette Martinez, co-founder and CEO of Programs & Communications of the Radical Monarchs, is a San Francisco native and child of Central American immigrants. Over the past 15 years, she has developed and managed education, social justice, and gender support programs focused on the empowerment and safety for youth, families and their adult allies. Music by The Mynabirds & Andy Jenkins. Visit our website at forthewild.world for the full episode description, references and action points.

    JAHAWI BERTOLLI on Remembering Kenya’s Coasts

    JAHAWI BERTOLLI on Remembering Kenya’s Coasts

    Kenya’s diverse ecosystems include vast mangroves, estuaries, seagrass beds, coral reefs, and sandy beaches. Yet so often, we only ever think of Kenya as a picturesque representation of what “Africa” looks like in the Western imagination; open savannas, great migrations of territorial creatures, piercing golden sunsets...In this week’s episode, we are joined by Jahawi Bertolli who takes us underwater to learn about the endless worlds that exist beyond Kenya’s shoreline. These coastal ecosystems not only contribute to great biological diversity, but they are the birthing place of tremendous seafaring culture, coastal folklore, and social communities. As such, they too are navigating changing seascapes brought on by warming waters, overexploitation, and pollution. Jahawi shares with us how this part of the ocean is faring, the importance of community-based conservation, traditional ecological knowledge in East Africa, and how storytelling can be a conduit for rekindling intergenerational custodianship.
    Jahawi Bertolli is a National Geographic Explorer, filmmaker, photographer, and music producer from Kenya specializing in wildlife and the underwater world. His current focus is on telling African wildlife stories from the perspectives of the local communities, highlighting African storytelling. Music by Jahawi Bertolli. Visit our website at forthewild.world for the full episode description, references, and action points.

    ROWEN M WHITE on Seed Rematriation and Fertile Resistance

    ROWEN M WHITE on Seed Rematriation and Fertile Resistance

    Across Turtle Island, seeds have long been passed down through the generations — accompanied by ceremony and prayer, reverent seed cultures, and sustainable food growing practices. Through eras of colonization and acculturation, however, we’ve seen the consolidation of seeds into a handful of corporations and the production of a soulless industrial food landscape. This system is failing us and, as centralized infrastructure strains and buckles, we turn to the embrace of our community and the nurturance of seeds at the local and village level. This episode is all about renewal and reanimation, as our guest Rowen White shares her thoughts on Indigenous food sovereignty, seed restoration as rematriation, and what it means to bring seed relatives home. Rowen White is a Seed Keeper and farmer from the Mohawk community of Akwesasne and the Educational Director and lead mentor of Sierra Seeds. Music by Madelyn Ilana. Visit our website at forthewild.world for the full episode description, references and action points.

    BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE on Creative Decolonization in a Global Village [ENCORE]

    BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE on Creative Decolonization in a Global Village [ENCORE]

    “Keep your nose on the joy trail, share what you can share when you can share it, don’t be afraid to take a bath and take a nap and don’t burn out!” In this heartening encore episode of For The Wild, initially recorded in November of 2015, we speak to all-around inspiration, legendary artist, educator and political activist, Buffy Sainte-Marie on cultivating creativity and global awareness. Music by Buffy Sainte-Marie. Visit our website at forthewild.world for the full episode description, references and action points.

    Lama ROD OWENS on Liberatory Rage

    Lama ROD OWENS on Liberatory Rage

    We are angry, angry when we are treated without dignity, when we witness or experience injustice, angry about politics, angry when we are unable to communicate, angry over wounds we haven’t been able to heal - anger is something we are all familiar with, yet amidst this familiarity, our relationship with anger is strained. This week on For The Wild, we are joined by Lama Rod Owens to explore anger’s purpose in liberation. Rather than denying our anger, or policing and demonizing the anger of another, how can we allow it to alert us to imbalance and injustice? How do we make space for anger as an illuminating and guiding force? And as we empower our feelings of rage, how do we recognize that anger is paradoxically both a privilege and a necessity under white supremacy? As we make space for our own rage, we are called to the work of denouncing the oppressor’s strategy of invalidating emotional expression, we are called to recognize and witness each other’s anger. Lama Rod Owens is an author, activist, and authorized Lama (Buddhist Teacher) in the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism and is considered one of the leaders of his generation of Buddhist teachers. Music by Rupa and the April Fishes, Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Nathan Salsburg, and Bird By Snow. Visit our website at forthewild.world for the full episode description, references, and action points.

    ANJALI NATH UPADHYAY M.A.² on Radical Unlearning

    ANJALI NATH UPADHYAY M.A.² on Radical Unlearning

    We are experiencing a precarious moment in time. On the one hand, it is emblematic of late-stage capitalism and on the other, it is providing us with piercing clarity, luring us into consciousness. This week’s guest, Anjali Nath Upadhyay, M.A.², reminds us that because this moment is so precarious, false starts are no longer an option and recognition is not enough. Instead, we must engage in deep unlearning. Instead of remaining reliant on an exploitative and traumatizing system, we are called to feel into our creative powers, honor our responsibilities and cultivate our deepest curiosities in the name of collective liberation.

    ♫ Music by Zena Carlota and Amaara.

    Visit our website at forthewild.world for the full episode description, references and action points.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

SheBeUntamed ,

Inspirational!

Have only just started listening to this podcast and I’m hooked. It is very relevant to the issues we are facing today, especially the issue of our disconnect to nature.

As stewards of this land we have a responsibility to look after nature, this podcast gives us the tools and inspiration to do so. Such wonderful insight into rewilding oneself back to nature. Can’t wait to listen to all the episodes!!

wilderearth ,

Incredible insight

What a wonderful interview, it honestly got right into my heart and made me feel like i did when I was living from the land exclusively. I cannot wait to hear more and feel all of this coursing through my blood.

jarkos ,

For everyone and anyone!

There hasn’t been a single episode that hasn’t enriched and inspired my life and practice. No matter what you do in this world, no matter the part you are playing, Ayana’s team manages to connect you with people who are living their truths for the benefit of all on the planet!

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