Ecocide: the fifth crime against peace

Saffia Farr talks to lawyer Polly Higgins, who asks us all to “pollinate” and leave a positive legacy for our children Polly Higgins’ proposed definition for ecocide: the extensive damage to, destruction of or loss of ecosystem(s) of a given territory, whether by human agency or by other causes, to such an extent that peaceful enjoyment […]

Wild Women: Zion Lights meets Jay Griffiths

The first things I notice about author Jay Griffiths are her gentle spirit and analytic mind, mostly because they seem like contradictory traits, but in Jay they are refreshingly complementary. There’s also a saying about how some people become authors, while others are born them, and I think that Jay falls quite clearly into the […]

Sacred birth

Ina May Gaskin talks to Lucy Pearce about fighting for home birth and the sacredness of natural birth Ina May Gaskin has empowered hundreds of thousands of women around the world to give birth naturally. She has done this through her best-selling books Spiritual Midwifery and Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, and, for a very […]

Parenting Matters – Steve Biddulph talks to Juno about his priorities for family life

Steve Biddulph, psychologist, author and “stand-up parenting activist”, has been there forever. His book The Secret of Happy Children first came out in 1984, but you can still find it in most bookshops. His best-known book, Raising Boys, is in almost 2 million homes, and is published in 27 languages. In recent years, Raising Babies caused a storm […]

Safia Minney

Kate Woods meets Safia Minney, the founder of People Tree If businesses were measured by the amount of good karma they created, rather than financial profit, People Tree would be one of the most successful companies in the world. When I visited their London office, hidden deep in the backstreets of the uber-trendy Hoxton area, […]