A primary question compels Kirsten (she/her) forward: What will I say to my children and grandchildren when they ask me ‘what did I do with what I knew about the great ecological and socio-political instability of our times?’. Kirsten lives on a regenerative hemp farm with her family where she gleefully harvests stinging nettle in the spring, cultivates plant medicines in the summer, sings to the returning salmon in the fall, and feels all the feels in winter. As a profession, she works in the field of disaster-risk-reduction and emergency management - and as a passion she co-facilitates circles for the healing of our world.
Kirsten lives in unceded Coast Salish Territory near Nanaimo, British Columbia. Her ancestors travelled from Scandinavia and England to Turtle Island several generations ago and Kirsten navigates her colonial legacy and her decolonial future with a mix of rage for the damage done and tender reverence for the Sacred that abides.