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Yessenia Funes is an environmental journalist who focuses on the intersection of race and the environment. She was previously the senior reporter for Earther, the environmental leg of the Gawker blog network, where she closely followed the injustices of the climate crisis. Before then, she was on staff at Colorlines and YES! Magazine.
In what way does nature inspire or inform your work?
Nature’s ability to withstand human touch inspires me.
What does it mean to be part of a thriving ecosystem?
Being a part of a thriving ecosystem means to make that human touch more giving and less extractive.