I am a PhD student at Western University in the Geography department. Currently I am researching the changes in attitudes, practices, and the public policy that are needed to make cities truly bee-friendly. I am an anti-racist, marxist feminist and believe passionately in the importance of being an activist academic. In 2010, I attended a permaculture design course – Earth Activist Training – taught by Starhawk. I have practiced, taught and been inspired by permaculture ever since.