Podcast – Terry Tempest Williams

Terry Tempest Williams has been called “a citizen writer,” a writer who speaks and speaks out eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward life. A naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, she has consistently shown us how environmental issues are social issues that ultimately become matters of justice. “So here is my question,” she asks, “what might a different kind of power look like, feel like, and can power be redistributed equitably even beyond our own species?”

Williams, like her writing, cannot be categorized. She has testified before Congress on women’s health issues, been a guest at the White House, has camped in the remote regions of Utah and Alaska wildernesses and worked as “a barefoot artist” in Rwanda.


This was a moving and meaningful conversation. Terry and I discussed nature and its benefits, particularly during the pandemic. We discuss community, conversation, art, darkness and light…we run the gamut. I’m touched by and grateful to Terry for her willingness to spend the time. She’s a beautiful and gracious soul. I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did.

The Deckle Edge Blog & Podcast – Terry Tempest Williams – 2/15/21

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