Bioneers co-founder Nina Simons offers inspiration for anyone who aspires to grow into their own unique form of leadership with resilience and joy.
Informed by her extensive experience with multicultural women's leadership development, Simons replaces the old patriarchal leadership paradigm with a more feminine-inflected style that illustrates the interconnected nature of the issues we face today.
Sharing moving stories of women around the world joining together to reconnect people, nature and the land--both practically and spiritually--Nature, Culture and the Sacred is necessary reading for anyone who wants to learn from and be inspired by women who are leading the way towards transformational change by cultivating vibrant movements for social and environmental justice.
NINA SIMONS, co-founder of Bioneers, is a social entrepreneur passionate about reinventing leadership, restoring the feminine, and co-creating a healthy and equitable future for all life on Earth. An advocate for social and environmental healing, she speaks and teaches internationally on leadership and transformational social change and is dedicated to the value of creating truly diverse collaborations and connections among issues, leaders and movements.
The world seems to be divided into two kinds of people--those who divide everything into two, and those who don't. Reading Nature, Culture and the Sacred is a step toward melting the false division into "feminine" and "masculine," and allowing each of us to become fully human again and at last.
-- GLORIA STEINEM, co-founder of Ms. magazine
Nature, Culture and the Sacred is the perfect book for this historical moment. Nina Simons not only knows the rare gifts of leadership women can offer, she also reveals how challenge and adversity bring these gifts forth more brilliantly and powerfully.
-- JOANNA MACY, author of World As Lover, World As Self
In Nature, Culture and the Sacred Nina Simons has woven a compelling and honest tapestry of hard-earned personal and collective wisdom, honoring the earth and igniting the revolutionary ways of women. It's a book as much about the inside as it is about the outside, exploring where and how they can meet for a sustainable future.
-- EVE ENSLER, founder of V-Day and author of The Vagina Monologues
With characteristic grace and great insight, Nina Simons shows us another path for leadership, one that grows from intuition, emotional intelligence and, above all, connection in every form, including human relationship. This book is a treasure chest of both knowledge and know-how, giving us what we all need, women and men alike: a larger vision with which together we can save the Earth and ourselves from the devastation that comes from the sadly more narrow and impoverished ways of seeing we mistake for reality. This book is the real thing.
-- SUSAN GRIFIN, author of Woman and Nature and The Roaring Inside Her
Nina Simons listened to the call of her soul and stepped into her role of waking women up to the need to embrace their leadership abilities. Nature, Culture, and the Sacred shares a wealth of insights to assist us in replacing the old worn-out patriarchal and hierarchical paradigm. Simons brilliantly discusses the issues involved, shares moving stories of women around the world joining together to create change, as well as weaving in teachings from Indigenous cultures of how to reconnect people, nature, and the land. This is an amazing book that will inspire our current population of women and generations to come. It is an important book to help us ride the waves of change.
-- SANDRA INGERMAN, author of Soul Retrieval and Walking in Light: The Everyday Empowerment of Shamanic Life
This is the time when the power of women returns to us, as we reaffirm our relationships to each other and to our Mother Earth. Together we will doula the next economy into being, re-birthing ourselves and this world. Nina's writing explores the path forward on this journey that we will make together.
-- WINONA LADUKE, Executive Director, Honor the Earth