You “can’t dance” pero sientes la cancion con tu cuerpo entero and I believe you, tu poder. La bailarina soy yo, and I say you can dance. Caderas juntas, mi cielo, piernas sueltas, corazón

Read or listen to a recording of the poem by the artist herself.

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Permaculture, Outer Space, and Interpersonal Ecosystems: An Interview with Nicole Murayama

Interview by Marina Murayama For the Nature Issue, we spoke with Nicole Murayama Nir, who is an activist, environmentalist, and healing artist, and also, my sister. I was interested in learning about her experiences with permaculture and working for an organization that helps to manage security in outer space, and dealing with nature in different…

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Half Dome — Amazing-ne!?

By Marina Murayama Nir A few summers ago, after I graduated from college, my twin sister, my grandma, and I went on a trip to Yosemite National Park. Visiting Yosemite had been a dream of my obaachan’s for a while, and my sister and I had not seen my grandma for nearly ten years, because…

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Spotlight: SHECAST and {she crew}

Interview by Marina Murayama Nir There is some real magic that comes out of spaces that strike the perfect balance of creativity, friendship, learning, and collaboration. SHE CAST, the youth-led podcast of Chicago-based journaling and youth-empowerment non-profit, {she crew}, brilliantly bursts from the seams with energy, wisdom, positivity, and community. I reached out to program…

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