I’m someone just like everyone else: the trees, the critters, the water, and the earth – writing, designing, and striving to be carefully critical.
– Christin Hu
activists, mothers, artists, writers, designers, givers of life
Robin Wall Kimmerer is a writer, mother, botanist, professor, and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Anishinaabe descent. She wrote Gathering Moss and Braiding Sweetgrass, alongside many papers on restoration ecology, and is interested in restoring not just the environment around us, but also our relationship to the land through reciprocity. With a BS in Botany from SUNY ESF and MS and PhD from the University of Wisconsin, she works to introduce traditional ecological knowledge to the field of science while respecting and protecting indigenous communities. Check out her webpage here. I hope I can take one of her classes, particularly Field Ethnobotany, and meet her one day!