Q&A Time! Theme: Big picture

(Cover art by Texas Tech Rise on Instagram)

Question 1: You’re a magician. What is your stage name and what is your featured trick?

I am the Eco-Queen. I can make all the plastic in the ocean disappear! I can filter microplastics out of the water in the blink of an eye. I saw bottom-trawling fish nets in half. I turn nursery tree farms into old growth forests before your very eyes. I can turn cars to stone and put oil back in the ground by the barrel

Question 2: What is the most drastic thing you’ve done in your life thus far? Why did it happen?

The most drastic thing I have done in my life so far is tidying my apartment by the KonMari method. We got rid of so many bags of clothing, books, items, garbage and recycling, it was unfathomable to me that we even had all that stuff we didn’t need. It was such a drastic move and was the most lightening experience of my life. After tidying and organizing, I felt so much better, settled, and free being in my own space.

I did it because my friend did it and told me how great it was for her . I always knew that I had too many things and that we could really benefit from it all being better organized. I had a few weeks off work and a lot of idle time. Presented with the perfect opportunity to take the time to tidy, I figured: no time like the present, so I took the time to tidy. It took two weeks to go through everything finally, but it was just so so worth it.

Question 3: What global issues concern you?

To name just a few:

  • Poverty
  • World Hunger
  • Systemic Racism
  • The Prison-Industrial Complex
  • COVID-19
  • Climate change
  • Animal exploitation
  • The Slave Trade
  • Overfishing
  • Mass extinction
  • Coral bleaching

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