Solomon Botwick-Ries

BIO

Co-Curator // New Moon Radio

Solace ( they/them ) is a community organizer , public astrologer , and youth mentor devoted to a world where all beings live in sovereignty , with access to pleasure , in reciprocity with their ecological home —

Solace lives as a white settler on Southern Pomo Land , and traces their ancestry from diasporic Ashkenazi Jewish peoples immigrating from Romania and Belarus . They are neurodivergent , working-class , chronically ill and transgender , with citizenship and education privilege . Solace is romanced with a vision of liberation that places people back in their bodies , back in relationship , and back in the landscape . To this end , Solace’s offerings take the form of non-binary/queer youth mentorship , council facilitation , Jewish chaplaincy , and somatic coaching . Solace is guided by a commitment to creating resilient peer and intergenerational relationships centered on nature-connection .

Solace is a graduate of the Weaving Earth Immersion Program . They are a co-visionary of and collaborator on the Queer Ecologies Constellation , a multi-regional network and seasonal cohort of LGBTQ2SIA+ and QTBIPOC farmers, ecologists , artists , and organizers gathering in study of queer-centered ecology and land-based practices . Solace is a member of the inaugural F.I.R.E ( Foundations in Resilience Education ) Fellowship .

Solace is an apprentice of bird-language , the tarot , and challah baking . Solace also goes by Solomon , Shlomo , and Salomé .