MY NAME IS AURORA LEVINS MORALES. WELCOME TO MY ONLINE HOME.
I'm a writer, an artist, a historian, a teacher and mentor. I'm a also an activist, a healer, a revolutionary. I tell stories with medicinal powers. Herbalists who collect wild plants to make medicine call it wildcrafting. I wildcraft the details of the world, of history, of people's lives, and concentrate them through art in order to shift consciousness, to change how we think about ourselves, each other and the world. The stories we tell about our lives shape what we're able to imagine, and what we can imagine determines what we can do. My job is to change the stories we tell and help us imagine a world where greed has no power, the earth is cherished and all people get to live safe and satisfying lives. Because once we truly imagine it, the pull to create it becomes irresistible. Read more...
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Every week I get letters from people telling me how much it matters to them that I am writing the things I write, especially in these challenging times. In order to keep doing it, I need an income stream that's independent of marketing my books, selling pieces to magazines or getting grants. I need a large community of small donors, people who subscribe to my work, and recognize that as a chronically ill, disabled elder, there's only so much I can do, and it should be the writing that serves my communities. You can sign up for Patreon for as little as $1 a month and keep the words flowing.
Cognitive FX: Follow Me Through Brain Injury Rehab
March 20-25 I received treatment at Cognitive FX, a brain injury research and treatment center in Provo, Utah, where neuroplasticity research is applied directly to helping people recover from brain injuries. I've posted a series of pieces I wrote while there, and will be adding more. But for now, I'll just tell you that a huge layer of struggle has been taken out of my life.
Listen to "V'Ahavta"
A poem for our times, based on the Jewish V'ahavta prayer.
Letters from Earth: Everywhere on Earth, Water is Life
I have decided to take a long pause in my travels and stay put in Northern California for now, but I will continue to explore and write about environmental justice issues in California, and how they are connected to similar struggles all over the world. I'm following the fight to stop water privatization in the Sacramento River Delta, the ongoing struggle for divestment from DAPL, and learning more about water activism in Palestine.
The Vehicle for Change: A Safe Home for an Activist Poet
We did it! The Vehicle for Change, my 32 foot non-toxic and sustainable mobile home is built and I live in it. You can read more about the Vehicle here.