Justine Epstein (she/her & they/them) apprentices her longing for liberated post-capitalist futures as an organizer, facilitator, rites of passage guide, mentor, ad-hoc ritualist, naturalist, and lover of birds and wild things. As a white, queer, Jewish, and disabled femme with inherited wealth, they live a deep prayer to transmute legacies of harm and trauma in their lineages in ways that embody more truth, more healing, and more love.
With ancestors originating from many landscapes across northern and eastern Europe including what is now known as England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Switzerland, and her Ashkenazi roots from Russia and Lithuania, Justine is descended from early colonizers and settlers, as well as recent immigrants to Turtle Island. Their work and art focus on the praxis of radical genealogy (Aurora Levins Morales) and wealth redistribution through grief-tending, truth-telling, reparative action, and ritual as the co-facilitator of the Ancestors & Money coaching cohort.
Justine is a three-year graduate of the Weaving Earth Immersion and currently serves as a member of WE’s board of directors. She also trained as a rites of passage guide with the School of Lost Borders, serves on the core team of Walking Water, and co-produces the steal a way fellowship with Lead to Life.