I hear of her death while driving into town and feel the shock of grief. We were hardly close but she’d come to Maydays, there’d been the occasional encounter at activist gatherings, some email exchanges, that was all. But grief because she was a woman of great integrity. She knew nothing of opportunism, narcissism, ambition…nor was there any new age performance. She was simply focused on the environment and social justice. There was some memory of the pioneer woman in her bearing. No one could doubt her wisdom, her history, her integrity. She was resolute she was firm, yet she could laugh. She helped create a movement.
In a time of decay and fragmentation, a time when the centre does not hold, there is grief at the loss of these qualities.
She will be missed.
But at a time of mourning, it is good to renew hope. So listen, if you will, to a native American woman who has a similar spirit: https://www.alternativeradio.org/radio-show/podcast/
The movement continues.