Check out this snippet from Caitlin from our interview in Loam Magazine! We've got copies for sale for $20, dm us if you want to buy a print issue!
from @ ... “Although it’s good to be resilient, what we are withstanding is so important to address. For me, I’m resisting a world that has made it hard to imagine surviving. I grew up surrounded by and implicated in the vicious culture of White America, in the kind of town that had a big heroin problem before ‘the opioid crisis’ got its name, and as a weird, lonely trans girl hiding on the fringes. Throughout my adult life, I’ve worked many jobs that injure and exhaust me. Trying to cope with, and sometimes ignore, the physical effects of that life is painful and absolutely unsustainable. Against this, farming helps me survive. It’s been something very gentle, and humbling in the most positive sense of the word. The work is physically very demanding, but it can be approached in whatever way I need to, and is rewarding in a way that restaurant work never has been for me. It’s a kind of caring labor, and in this context where my labor and time aren’t commodities, that care can be something that gives me place and opens my life to being cared for. I think what our farm has to offer other people in the way of resilience will be very different, because other people have very different challenges and needs. But the essential parts of this work, interdependent and free relationships of care, are what a radical sort of resiliency is made of and are what I want to spread.” Caitlin of @ reflects on resilience in this heart-filling feature from the current issue of Loam. 📷@