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Elizabeth Garland of SlayTheMic partners with Dogwood Alliance's Kimala Luna to bring you magical tales of how the forests save us and why it's dire to save them.

Woods & Wilds: The Podcast Woods & Wilds Podcast

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Elizabeth Garland of SlayTheMic partners with Dogwood Alliance's Kimala Luna to bring you magical tales of how the forests save us and why it's dire to save them.

    Trinity Barnwell-Thomas | Youth Rising

    Trinity Barnwell-Thomas | Youth Rising

    Welcome to another episode of Woods & Wilds: The Podcast. For this episode, we sat down with youth organizer and activist Trinity Barnwell.

    Trinity Giovanna Barnwell-Thomas is an Italian African American living in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains in Asheville, North Carolina. She is currently a senior at Asheville High School and plans on attending a four-year university for her bachelor's in business and marketing. She's passionate about being an advocate for others and bringing awareness to the importance of things. She's a dreamer and puts in the work to see her ideas come to life.

    Join Dogwood Alliance and SlayTheMic as we bring you tales of connection to nature and music.

    • 31 min
    Woods & Wilds: The Podcast | Ruddy Turnstone

    Woods & Wilds: The Podcast | Ruddy Turnstone

    Join our hosts Elizabeth Lashay from SlayTheMic and Kimala Luna from Dogwood Alliance as they sit down with climate activist Ruddy Turnstone. 



    Ruddy Turnstone (she/they): Based in southeastern so-called Florida, Ruddy is on the Steering Committee for the Community Hotline for Incarcerated People (CHIP) which was founded in April of 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. CHIP is an all-volunteer abolitionist hotline that provides direct support and advocacy for people incarcerated locally and does not discriminate based on the charges/convictions people have been given. CHIP's work has been vital in getting people connected to resources, loved ones and on occasion, getting released. When not doing hotline work, Ruddy provides direct action climb trainings for Earth First! and non-profit organizations, participates in food sharings through Lake Worth Food Not Bombs, provides digital and in person direct action trainings, and dabbles in video editing and podcasting making. In varying degrees over the years, Ruddy has organized around environmental, climate justice, immigrants rights, indigenous sovereignty, and prison abolition for over 10 years.

    • 40 min
    The Hosts | An Interview With The Podcast Creators

    The Hosts | An Interview With The Podcast Creators

    This week we flip the script as Chaya Brennan Agarwal interviews the hosts of Woods & Wilds: The Podcast, Erniko Brown & Kimala Luna from Dogwood Alliance and Elizabeth Lashay from SlayTheMic, about their connection to nature, motivation, and staying connected to the work.

    Chaya Brennan Agarwal is a rising third-year undergraduate at Duke University from Los Angeles, California, majoring in International Comparative Studies. She is passionate about climate justice and raising awareness of environmental issues through documentary arts, especially photography and painting. She is the Marketing and Communications Intern at Dogwood Alliance.

    • 27 min
    Kaleia Martin & Nakisa Glover | Radical Dreaming

    Kaleia Martin & Nakisa Glover | Radical Dreaming

    This week our hosts of Woods & Wilds: The Podcast, Kimala Luna from Dogwood Alliance and Elizabeth Lashay from SlayTheMic, talk with Kaleia Martin and Nakisa Glover about radical dreaming, changing our belief around what is possible, and how we're all needed in this movement.

    • 43 min
    Woods & Wilds: The Podcast | What Freedom Tastes Like

    Woods & Wilds: The Podcast | What Freedom Tastes Like

    This week our hosts of Woods & Wilds: The Podcast, Erniko Brown and Kimala Luna from Dogwood Alliance along with Elizabeth Lashay from SlayTheMic, talk with Kristan Pitts about sparking your soul alongside others, what freedom tastes like, and how we are always invited.

    • 47 min
    Woods & Wilds: The Podcast | Art is Healing

    Woods & Wilds: The Podcast | Art is Healing

    JOIN DOGWOOD ALLIANCE AND SLAYTHEMIC AS WE BRING TALES OF CONNECTIONS TO NATURE AND MUSIC TO YOU.
    This week our hosts Erniko Brown and Kimala Luna from Dogwood Alliance and Elizabeth Lashay from SlayTheMic talk with Georgie Nakima about the importance of visual representation, doing your best imperfectly, and art as an avenue to learn and heal. Art is healing.

    • 35 min

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