Who Breaks a Butterfly Upon a Wheel?
Terry Tempest Williams and Eva Aridjis

Terry Tempest Williams
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Known for her impassioned and lyrical prose, Terry Tempest Williams is the author of the environmental literature classic, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place. She is the Provostial Scholar at Dartmouth College. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Orion Magazine, and numerous anthologies worldwide as a crucial voice for ecological consciousness and social change.

 

Terry Tempest Williams and Eva Aridjis took part in Writers Rebels’ Insectageddon event on May 24th 2021, at which they both spoke piercingly about the fate of the Monarch Butterfly. In this video, we share Terry’s contribution.

Known for her impassioned and lyrical prose, Terry Tempest Williams is the author of the environmental literature classic, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place. She is the Provostial Scholar at Dartmouth College. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Orion Magazine, and numerous anthologies worldwide as a crucial voice for ecological consciousness and social change.

Eva Aridjis is an award-winning Mexican-American filmmaker and writer. She has directed six feature films, including La Santa MuerteChuy, The Wolf Man and Los Ojos Azules, and has written on Narcos: Mexico and other TV shows. Her novella Monarca, about a teenage girl’s magical transformation into a monarch butterfly, was co-written with Leopoldo Gout and will be published by Harper Collins in 2022.