Post - Emily Johnston (@enjohnston)

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Emily Johnston

@enjohnston

Writer/troublemaker in the beautiful PNW

Poet, scribe, climate activist, runner. https://www.hummingbirdpoetry.org/books/her-animals-by-emily-johnston-2nd-ed @350_Seattle and . Born 321 ppm. Podcast: A Wild and Beautiful World: https://sites.libsyn.com/459540/awabw

16 Posts

  1. Poetry "can take these fragments of our lives [...and...] really conjure something new—not necessarily something whole and complete, but something that's beautiful and something that's empowering and inspiring from these ruins of history and migration."
  2. A Wild & Beautiful World: Ep. 8, Craig Santos Perez

    Poetry "can take these fragments of our lives [...and...] really conjure something new—not necessarily something whole and complete, but something that's beautiful and something that's empowering and inspiring from these ruins of history and migration."
  3. Episode 7:Connection, Contentment, & Independence

    Such a great and capacious conversation with Tibetan independence activists Lhadon Tethong and Tenzin Dorjee for Episode 7 of A Wild & Beautiful World: justice, empathy, Buddhism, repression, hostile architecture, the clash of civilizations....it's all here. "Nyingjey is...an off
  4. Interview with David Abram: A Shadowed, Exquisite, Holy World

    "So much of the way this curious civilization is structured seems to prioritize...enabling us to hide from the difficulty & ambiguity of living inside a world that is itself alive." —David Abram in Episode 6 of A Wild and Beautiful World.
  5. A Shadowed, Exquisite, Holy World

    "It's about being a part of, and participant in, a world that is shot through with loss, predation, grief, & yet it's all that shadowed difficulty that also makes this world so exquisitely beautiful, so holy." David Abram in episode 6 of A Wild and Beautiful World. Soooo good.
  6. A Wild and Beautiful World!

    Midway through season 1! If you missed the insights & wisdom of Jeremy Lent, Naomi Klein, Sonia Shah, Bill McKibben, or Kathleen Dean Moore, now is the time to catch up! Next week will be David Abram, with more amazing folks coming up right behind him: Jerome Foster II, Craig San
  7. “We said when they were born, I love you, I will protect you, I will give you the world, [not what] was left torn and shredded on the bargain table after this great going-out-of-business sale, we meant we would give you this beautiful, bird-graced world.” This is episode 5 of A Wi
  8. Bird-Graced World

    “We said when they were born, I love you, I will protect you, I will give you the world, [not what] was left torn and shredded on the bargain table after this great going-out-of-business sale, we meant we would give you this beautiful, bird-graced world.” This is episode 5 of A Wi
  9. Bringing us to Attention

    "Sometimes [kindness] means waking people up, and that's what movements do...when we build movements, one of the reasons we do it is to bring people back to attention." Such a wonderful conversation with the stalwart & visionary Bill McKibben!
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  11. Porting followed folks?

    Is anyone working on a way to ID and follow folks here, whom we followed elsewhere? I find I’m not signing in much here, because the explore tab is way too random, but my following tab is still too sp
  12. ICYMI, as we gather together. some thoughts about who we'll have to be to move forward on an ever more chaotic planet— humanely, and with strength, meaning, and joy.
  13. This is amazing in its humanity: "those who may not remember what they ate for lunch are able to learn as many as eighteen new songs for each concert." ‘What is the tolerable level of freedom to let t
  14. ICYMI, as we gather together. some thoughts about who we'll have to be to move forward on an ever more chaotic planet— humanely, and with strength, meaning, and joy.
  15. Terrific McKibben piece on the dishearteningly predictable truth that those promoting geoengineering as a climate Hail Mary are largely also those responsible for us having missed all the better, safe
  16. Feels right that my first post here is the essay/intro I finished last week, which sets down the path I'll be taking in a series of essays about how we'll need to change to rise to the many challenges

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