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I like to consider myself a mindful eco-optimist. Mindful optimism while looking towards ecological change is essential to maintaining a steady workflow and preventing burnout. There is much to celebrate when it comes to the current acknowledgement of the climate crisis. Under the hard-to-swallow circumstances of COVID19, it seems the world has woken up to the importance of honoring science, what our latest statistics could mean for future generations, and how the power of the people’s voices in nonviolent direct action can hold government officials accountable, pressuring them to act accordingly. …

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Ecofeminism was titled by French feminist Francoise d’Eaubonne in 1974. It was inspired by the parallels drawn between how government officials (primarily men of privilege) mishandle our environmental issues and ways in which they mishandle women. Back in the 70‘s, this was a radical but impactful accusation to make. Now, in 2020 we’re long overdue to admit that oppression comes in many shapes and sizes. As feminists and ecological activists, we can remain loyal allies to the entire spectrum by empathizing, listening and learning while working together to eliminate oppression at the source (got that, J.K. Rowling?).

So what is…

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I woke in the soft, yellow haze of sunrise one chilly day in April. Last night, I dreamt of the world, our world, that seemed to be fading. It was a planet where people were free to hold one another, catch contagious smiles that needn’t hide behind masks, and travel without fear of contamination. Contrarily, it was a world that was dominated by looming corporations, corrupt economies, race wars, all tucked behind the kaleidoscope of mass-consumerism. Upon waking, I dwelled on the reality that the latter remains prominent.

The morning news was (and still is) infected by the new term…

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