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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...
A poem for our times, based on the Jewish V'ahavta prayer.
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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.
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 finished and solar powered . You can read more about the Vehicle itself here. My radio blog, Letters from Earth, began airing September 15, 2016 on Flashpoints, on Pacifica radio. You can also check my itinerary page to see where I will be showing my house and doing other events.
(not so) RECENT BLOG POSTS
September: Letters from Earth is live!
Letter #1 was broadcast on September 15 along with an interview with me and two poems, on Flashpoints
July: V'ahavta was my poem on our responsibility to keep imagining that another world is in fact possible, even in the face of horrors like the Orlando massacre.
August: Dick and Jane: A Solidarity Primer was my tribute to two white USers who threw their hearts into the liberation struggle of Puerto Rico: my father, and an Alabama communist named Jane Speed.