I have joined the team at YIP feeling called to be a part of work that is speaking to the questions the current moment is asking of us. I hold the view of the world as interconnected and see many of the challenges we face collectively as stemming from a lack of connection. I have worked with community gardening http://calthorpecommunitygarden.org.uk/and explored peace-making and conciliation with a spiritual grounding in London https://westminsterquakers.org.uk/and have studied Anthropology for a year at university there. I learnt a lot through this but between these distinct and separate explorations I felt a disconnect. I come to work at YIP to explore ways in which all aspects of being human in community are integrated and nurtured. I also carry a love of writing and artistic pursuits and have written for a diversity of small projects. I am currently moved by the cause of non-violence and exploring ways to promote peace in the world, between people, earth and self.