Blog 4: Katharine Wilkinson

The inspirational women that I have chosen is named Katharine Wilkinson, she was born on January 5th, 1983 which, makes her 37 years old today. There isn’t much information about her personal life since she isn’t very well known however, she is an author of a book called  “Between God & Green: How Evangelicals Are Cultivating a Middle Ground on Climate Change” which makes a link between spirituality and climate change. She is also the Vice President of Communication & Engagement at the nonprofit Project Drawdown and was the lead writer of Drawdown, the New York Times bestseller on climate solutions. Katharine holds a doctorate in Geography & Environment from Oxford University. She currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, and is happiest on a mountain or a horse. 

This women is like me in the way that she is very in tune with nature and her surroundings, she has a famous quote saying “My purpose here is to be part of earth’s healing. As a member in the community of life, yours is too.” Which is very inspirational to me since, its quite refreshing seeing someone so passionate about nature and the earth we live in because we tend to take these little things for granted. What I find inspirational about her is that when she does her talks or conferences she always tries to bring humanity together by inviting us to be more aware of our surroundings and to be more educated about the world we live in.

Katharine is different from me in a sense where we come from different ethical backgrounds for instance, I’m half Armenian and Filipino from Canada, while she was born and raised in the United States. Therefore, we do have some difference regarding background however, our ideals and the way we look at life is quite similar which I also find very inspiring. I still decided I would pick her as my inspirational women because of such differences yet similarities when it comes to views and it also makes you realize that no matter where a person comes from for instance different ethical backgrounds that doesn’t stop them from having a similar outlook in life or in this case on climate change and women empowerment.

Moreover, what I find the most inspirational about this women is that she tends to relate science and spirituality which is quite rare when it comes to climate change. I love the way she brings something new to the table when it comes to fighting the issues of climate change. In this video, which I find truly inspiring she relates the subjects of if we help empower women we could stop climate change. Furthermore, when it comes to defining inspirational, for someone to inspire me they would have to be someone I aspire to be one day or someone that I could take an example off of. In this case, Wilkinson would be someone that I definitely aspire to be one day, spreading awareness about a certain cause and always relating it back to our human nature and to not forget that we are one with nature.

 

References:

-https://www.ted.com/speakers/katharine_wilkinson

-http://www.kkwilkinson.com/

-https://g.co/kgs/vjfVKy

-https://sternspeakers.com/speakers/katharine-wilkinson/

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