If our current societal “progress” is leading us toward ecological destruction, the erosion of community and relationships, and a deterioration of our collective wellbeing, what's the point? Why are we being pushed to uphold the arbitrary normalcies of a disoriented system clearly failing its people and our Earth?
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About the publisher
Kamea is a creative, the writer and publisher of UPROOTED, and the host and producer of Green Dreamer. Born and raised in Taiwan, she grew up with a Hakka-Taiwanese-American cultural upbringing that was influenced by Taoist/Buddhist philosophies and practices of land and ancestral veneration. She roots many of her values in relation to her grandparents’ lives as subsistence farmers in rural Longtan.
Her intellectual inquiries are guided by her sense of belonging to the “outside”—not fitting in yet also not wanting to play into reductionistic sides or perpetuate the simplification of the human experience. A cultural critic who dreams of “reorienting growth” against dominant currents, she hopes her work inspires boundless curiosity, critical thinking, experimental shapeshifting, and deep empathy for all.
A note on my writing: I quote speakers, researchers, and writers for the substance of what they share—for the specific contexts at hand. Featured quotes do not mean that I endorse or agree with their source’s every view or action. I'm not interested in creating echo chambers and contributing to the simplification of public discourse, and I’m not interested in upholding the carceral logic of reductionistic “sides.” I believe in blurring boundaries, holding space for nuance, encouraging critical thinking, and leaving open ends for spillovers, complex engagement, and evolution in thought and feeling.