My childhood happened in North Alabama, mostly in rural spaces by the Tennessee River. A contagious pull towards intentional communities led me to travel far into my young adulthood years. I discovered infinitely creative communiteis living close to the land and problem solving together in Central America, the USA, and Europe. Inspired to contribute to projects happening in Alabama, I dove deeper into my studies in 2016 and took a residential 5 week course called "Ecovillage Design for Education" at the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland. It was there that I discovered Joanna Macy, WTR and the Deep Ecology Movement. I moved back to AL and in 2018 co-founded a collaborative project called Wild Ground Alabama to support the Great Turning momentum here. My co-conspirator in this project and I collaborated in our first year with WTR Facilitator Lydia Violet Hartunoonian's organization "Music As Medicine" by hosting a WTR retreat in North Alabama. We are inspired to continue this work by collaborating with diverse communities across Alabama. I am also a 200hr yoga instructor and primarily teach Restorative Yoga with Deep Ecology concepts to encourage a shift in consciousness to support the other dimensions of the Great Turning.