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Cultural Biomimicry: An Evolutionary Guide to the Ecozoic through Epigenetics


In Silent Spring, Rachel Carson shares: “There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature.” These cycles are not about eventually doing more through increased efficiency, but about equilibrium and relationship. This sense of balance allows us to deepen our vitality, practicing our sacred attunement to ourselves and the worlds around us.

Through what Zazu, my 11-year-old son, calls “deep noticing,” we can learn strategies to embrace this healing—developing self-care and community-care tools that revitalize health and racial equity in the face of the normalcy of exponential technological growth. Creative collaboration becomes integral to dignified living choices that develop daily-work patterns rooted in equilibrium. When we practice equilibrium (cultural diversity in relation to biodiversity: the pluriverse), we can individually and collectively unlearn what we think we know while tapping into the fertility and beauty of nature’s cycles as well as our own curiosity and ever-evolving interconnectivity.