Writing the world as if animals matter, as if living beings matter. Whether it’s social movements or social institutions, I look to animal perspectives. I look to Nature. This blog is a creative, intellectual attempt to imagine alternative realities where healthy interspecies relations are a continual, dynamic reality and self-determination, self-reliance, and dignity–all to which we as living beings have a natural right–are a shared experience.
I’m a thoughtful octopus–that’s what my husband calls me. And so becomes this blog when I write, thoughtful narrative, digging deep into new unexplored terrain where I may find insight from the lives of animals—compliant domestics, rebellious ferals, unconquered ever struggling wildness.
I am also a fan of making music, learning all I can about cephalopods, foraging for edible wild plants, watching and listening to wildlife, speaking Spanish, and playing RPGs.