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A Spark of Hope
Michele Bigley sifts through fire suppression in California — in particular, the demonizing of the cultural burn — for lessons to tend the future.
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About the Journalist
Michele Bigley is a mom, activist, educator, explorer, and writer. She’s currently writing a book, Mothering in the Anthropocene, about how taking her sons to meet the people stewarding the planet’s fragile places helped her family become changemakers at home.
Michele is a two-time Lowell Thomas award-winning travel journalist who has danced on six continents. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Outside, Wired, Afar, Los Angeles Times, CNN, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Yes!, Via, Smart Set, dozens of in-flight magazines, and many more. She writes a newsletter about her adventures called “Our Feet on the Ground.” Michele teaches writing classes at the University of California, Santa Cruz. When not traveling, you can find her exploring the California coast with her family on a stand-up paddleboard or by foot.
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