Kiss the Ground recently welcomed Naima Penniman to the We Can Do This Podcast to discuss activism through the intersection of ecological healing and transformative justice. Rooted in collaboration and intergenerational responsibility, Naima’s work on the land brings passion and heart to the most crucial issues of today, leaving listeners with the tools and inspiration to transform the world. Get ready to be moved. 

Episode 13: Naima Penniman
Artist. Activist. Healer. Grower. Educator.

Naima Penniman is a multi-dimensional artist, movement builder, healer, grower and educator committed to planetary health and community resilience. She is the Program Director at SOUL FIRE FARM, where she coordinates Afro-Indigenous farming immersions and workshops to equip hundreds of adults and youth annually with the land-based skills needed to reclaim leadership as farmers and food justice organizers in their communities, to heal their relationship with earth, and to imagine bolder futures. She is the Co-Founder of WILDSEED Community Farm & Healing Village, a Black and Brown-led intentional community focused on ecological collaboration, transformative justice, and intergenerational responsibility. She is also the Co-Founder/Co-Artistic Director of CLIMBING POETREE, an internationally-acclaimed performance duo that uses art as a tool for popular education, community activism, and personal transformation. Naima is devoted to subverting injustice, igniting imagination, and cultivating collaborations that elevate the healing of our earth, ourselves, our communities, lineages and descendants.

Photo Credit: Alison Gootee