Lessons from Dandelions on Defiance & Social Justice with Kate Fontana
In this episode, we have to honor of sitting with Kate Fontana on her deck to enjoy some sunshine and chats about everything we can learn from dandelions about defiance and social justice.
Kate Fontana is a queer Catholic yogi, interspiritual midwife, and a sacred activist. She's also on our awesome lineup of guest faculty and provides our students with a monthly meditation. Be sure to catch the bonus training on how to use meditation to tap into your creative courage. https://www.schoolofbravery.com/kate
In this episode we discuss:
- lessons from dandelions on defiance & social justice
- the benefits of meditation & how to do it differently
- how to avoid burnout during grad school
- why a queer feminist would return to Catholicism apply to join the Roman Catholic Women Priests
If you're interested in spirituality, religion, social justice, and defiant expectation then you definitely won't want to miss out on this episode!
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More About Kate Fontana
Kate Fontana (she/her/hers) is co-founder and steward of The Sanctuary Northwest, which aims to transform the lives of trauma survivors and to nurture strong resilient families, communities, and ecosystems where all life thrives. She is also a third-year seminarian at the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, discerning a call to the priesthood with the Roman Catholic Women Priests.
Kate's journey has been a weave of music, yoga, contemplative practice, therapy, friendship, ecology, and profoundly uncomfortable and slow racial awakenings. She has trained and continues to be mentored in the emerging field of Cultural Somatics with Tada Hozumi and dare sohei. Additional teachers, mentors and friends in embodiment, sacred activism, and racial justice include Rev. Dr. Angela Parker, Yvette Murrell, Dr. Caprice Hollins, Nancy Rebecca, Denise Benitez, Najeea Leslie, Erin Joosse, and Will and Cynthia Keepin, Dr. Kj Swanson, Dr. Jennifer Fernandez, Dr. Beth Kraig, and the Spiritual Care Interns of Harborview Medical Center.
Kate draws on a theological blend of Harry Potter, the Bhagavad Gita, the genius of mycelium, quantum physics, Battlestar Galactica, Queer Theory, adrienne maree brown’s "Emergent Strategy" and "Pleasure Activism," deep ecology, and the Gospels. She thrives on ambiguity, kareoke, wild herbs, being an auntie, and the worlds of youth fantasy fiction. She struggles with single-use plastics, small-talk, and to get anywhere on time. Kate lives on the Kitsap Peninsula and her patronus is a peregrine falcon.
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