Kailea Frederick is a mother and First Nations womxn dedicated to supporting individuals of all cultures in remembering their ties to the earth. Growing up off the grid in Maui, Hawai`i, forever imprinted in her the importance of reciprocity through an indigenous world view. She feels raised by wild spaces and intimately tied to Honua, our island earth. She has served as a youth delegate twice to the United Nations Climate Change conferences, and her project, Earth Is `Ohana, seeks to serve as a personal dedication to the many stories that have and continue to shape her. Kailea is a co-director of Black Mountain Circle, the Editor for Loam, and a Climate Commissioner for the city of Petaluma.
Photo credit: Koa Kalish