🌲NEW EPISODE🌲”The Woman and the Little Cabin That Could” with Ayana Young 🌲🌲🌲
In her mid-20s and a few years past her ecology studies at Columbia University, Ayana Young’s life had the makings of an off-the-grid fantasy. She lived with her partner in a cabin on an organic farm on an Oregon mountaintop. She studied herbalism. Then, Fukashima happened. The two, no longer feeling safe, set off on a journey to find “the promised land”—that untainted wilderness where they could live out their days sheltered from the toxic threats of industrialized civilization. Instead, Ayana found herself awakened to the harsh reality of her anarcho-survivalist quest: that it had clouded her true calling of working in service of something greater than herself.
This week, I speak with Ayana about that remarkable journey and the “something greater” that resulted: her creation of the trailblazing @.the.wild collective—which now encompasses the 1 Million Redwoods reforestation project, For the Wild podcast, and a new spinoff series birthed from a preservation campaign around the Tongass National Forest.🌲✊🏼🌎 (She helms this all from yes, her handbuilt cabin in the coastal redwood mountain range of Northern California.)
It’s hard to believe Ayana and I recorded this before the , but her story and message couldn’t be more fitting in their aftermath. Episode link in bio or subscribe on iTunes. 🌲🌲🌲