Rona Fernandez is a writer, fundraiser and activist who lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her writing has appeared in the Grassroots Fundraising Journal, Greater Good Magazine Philippine News, and Instant City, and will appear in the forthcoming anthology Are We Born Racist? New Insights from Neuroscience and Positive Psychology (Beacon Press, August 2010). She is also an alumnus of the Voices/VONA workshop for writers of color.
“I started this blog to talk about my experiences as a person of color living in the hyper-consumptive US, and trying to live a ‘greener’, more environmentally just, lifestyle. More often than not, this means living more like my ancestors lived for thousands of years, and going back to my own roots as the daughter of immigrants from the Philippines. I’ve found that ‘environmentalism’ is something that many poor people, immigrants and people of color already practice, more out of necessity than political conviction, and that these practices should be recognized and lifted up as one of the keys to human survival on this planet.” —RF
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