Justine (she/her) is a lover of birds and all things wild, a student of water and love, a community activist, council carrier, and rites of passage guide-in-training. She lives a commitment to personal and collective healing from inherited historical systems of colonization, white supremacy, cis-heteropatriarchy, and global capitalism through integrated, holistic community practices, prayer and storytelling in ways that honor our diverse and complex histories and identities, and a focus on relationship with and protection of the natural world.
Justine was born and raised as a white settler on the ancestral territories of the Nacotchtank/Piscataway nations (so-called Washington, D.C. area) and the Blue Ridge Mountains of the Monacan Nation. She currently lives as a settler on unceded Southern Pomo territory. Her ancestors come from Europe—Ireland and the British Isles as well as Lithuania and Russia, from Ashkenazi Jewish heritage.
Justine has worked and studied community organizing, praxes of anti-racism and decolonization, deep nature connection, wilderness-based rites of passage and council. In addition to being a third-year student in the WE Immersion, she serves on the Core Teams of Walking Water and Education for Racial Equity has trained with the School of Lost Borders and Tamera Healing Biotope 1 and is a member of Beyond Boundaries. She carries and offers practices and skills that strengthen our capacities to show up with open hearts and courageous bodes during these uncertain times on planet earth.