lostinplantopia

is creating resources + community focused on plants, people, & politics

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your financial support is a concrete way of letting me know that you see me & that you value the work i have put out. it also allows me to amplify the voices + experiences of folks from black, indigenous, & people of colour communities, while redistributing funds/resources to people presenting their work in this space
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About lostinplantopia

hi, i'm jenn [@lostinplantopia]

thank you for being here. i am bringing my work to patreon with the objective of providing resources + engaging in critical conversations on anti-colonial + anti-racist ways of being, while encouraging folx to practice self care + community care. my goal is to develop a small + intimate community where i intentionally share knowledge that will equip us with the tools to have deeper discussions about how to move forward in the fight for liberation & collective healing. i use this platform to provide education & to inspire transformation + compassionate action through raising consciousness.

if you found me through my account, or writing on ig or on my blog, thank you for supporting my work & for being inclined to come here as a result. i truly appreciate you. lostinplantopia started off as a creative outlet for me to geek out on plants from an anti-colonial perspective. from the get go i used my platform to encourage folx to be more compassionate towards themselves & others, while encouraging social action in response to what's going on in the world. each month i amplify books written by black, indigenous, & people of colour (bipoc) communities. i am very passionate about the work i do & i have invested a lot of time, energy, emotional & intellectual labour to develop content that encourages folx to be vulnerable & to do better. if you've ever gotten value from my voice in the plant community on ig or on my blog, this would be the best way to support my efforts in continuing to develop meaningful content.

a bit about me - i am a teo chew/vietnamese woman who was born + raised in tkaronto after my family were forcibly displaced from their homes in vietnam in the late 1970s. i am a storyteller & academic/activist. most of my work takes place offline & is grounded in a critical race framework. my work focused addressing social inequalities + injustices through research, teaching, and community building. i am a registered social worker, and my practice is currently focused on decolonizing therapy and organizing community gardens. i hold graduate degrees in psychology & social work, and am an adjunct/status professor at two universities. i am the principal investigator on a sshrc-funded project bringing together black, indigenous, & people of colour academics, activists, practitioners, & artists to hold an event focused on anti-colonial + anti-racist approaches to & narratives on migration. i believe in the power of public education & that no one should be excluded from knowledge that will foster progressive social change.

i am excited to share this space with my community to do the work together, bring us back to our roots, & journey on as a collective of individuals invested in growing by unlearning + learning. i bring my lived experiences & insight, along with my academic + professional qualifications. i am curating a course focused on how to be anti racist (anti racism 101), and will facilitate critical discussions while engaging in plant care as self care. my hope is that through radical action, we will bring about a paradigm shift towards respect, care, & liberation. i will be further developing this community online, & will eventually be hosting in person events/workshops and fundraisers for community-based projects, including community gardens and mental health support for bipoc.

your tangible support directly funds my work & contributes to making it sustainable. since completing my studies, it has been a struggle to find full time work as an academic, especially as a woman of colour. during this time i have continued to organize & raise funds for community-based projects for marginalized folx, focusing on plants + gardens. honouring my work in this concrete way supports my overall well-being, allows me to continue to do the work i am passionate about online + offline, & supports this space. it also provides me with funds to invite & compensate black, indigenous, & people of colour folx for their time, knowledge, work & contributions presenting/facilitating sessions. lastly, your support will allow me to engage in original research focused on plants, people, & politics.

the work + conversations on here require courage + vulnerability. if you would like to support my work with a one-time contribution rather than becoming a monthly patron, you can do so here. thank you for your support & for joining me & this community. i look forward to getting to know you.

with love,
jenn
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