An Anthology of the Anthropocene.
Founder, Executive Director, Podcast Host
Ayana hosts For The Wild Podcast (formerly Unlearn & Rewild) and teaches about empowered earth stewardship, leads biodiversity enhancement workshops and facilitates panels across North America.
Business Development, Media, Partnerships
Podcast Production & Editing
Carter Lou McElroy
Alongside her marketing projects– she writes her own music, poetry, and uses any spare time between to connect her urban neighbors to the importance of sustainable living & eco-education within the constructs of an environment suffocating in its over-development.
Carter Lou is also in the process of developing For The Wild's Collegiate Ambassador Program: where we will connect students to the importance of our projects & urgency in the need to re-develop our workforce to support sustainable ideals.
Podcast Research, Scriptwriting, Outreach
Podcast Research & Outreach
Digital Community Organizing
As the current Youth Voice Amplifier at Seeding Sovereignty, she aims to put media tools in the hands of young people of color wishing to take charge of the narratives surrounding their personal journeys, indigenous landscapes, and traditions. She volunteers as the Youth Director for the International Indigenous Youth Council, which is comprised of young movement leaders from across Turtle Island who helped to lead the indigenous occupation of treaty territories and waterways in Standing Rock against the Dakota Access pipeline.
Eryn is most passionate about young people and plants, and tries to spend her free time surrounded by both. Ensuring a future, and a living, sustainable environment for generations to come is a duty and responsibility to her, and she focuses the traditional teachings of her foremothers on the intersectional challenges faced by the prodigies she works with. She aims to do all her work in homage to her ancestors whose resistance ensured her existence. She is a human being, just like you.
Graphic & Web Design
As an adult, Erica followed her heart to the West Coast (USA) where she discovered purpose in the field of visual communication.
She works with For The Wild as a freelance graphic & web designer and seeks to create connection between the human and more-than-human realms, and to give voice to the plants, animals and beings who are greatly affected by the breakdown of Earth's natural biomes.
Erica writes poetry, binds books using traditional methods, and finds self-care and silent refuge in her practice of tea ceremony. She teaches traditional crafts and urges participants to contemplate their impact on the environment, to honor those who have come before, and to choose environmentally-supportive practices. At the heart of Erica's offerings lays an unwavering reverence for Nature paired with a fierce will to protect plants, animals, & places still wild.
Erica and her family live along the forested tidelines of the San Juan Islands in unceded Coast Salish Territory.
Tongass Campaign Director
Jade currently produces multimedia for the Indigenous Environmental Network. She has worked with grassroots and Indigenous communities, from Standing Rock to the Gulf of Mexico, and from the Arctic to the Southwest. She is also a facilitator and trainer in anti-oppression work.