We’re looking for contributors to our blog to help us explore radical herbalism in Scotland today. As a network we are aiming to take a radical approach to health and justice, this means looking at the root causes of ill health and working for a society without oppression – where people and the natural world can flourish. You can read more about radical herbalism here.
So far, the Scottish Radical Herbal Network has organised gatherings to bring people together, to share experiences and information to better understand the problems we’re facing, as well as skills, campaigns and strategies to create the world we want to live in. We’re planning to organise another gathering in the autumn, but in the meantime, we’d like to make our website a space for continued exploration of these ideas.
We’re living in critical times, and engagement with the multitude of devastating crises going on right now can be overwhelming. But we also know that across Scotland people are continuing to organise and respond with huge amounts of love, compassion and solidarity. If you are interested in sharing some writing, be that first-hand experience, reflections, analysis, or a call to arms, we’d love to hear from you. We’re particularly interested in creating a platform where those least heard in our current society get space to share their ideas.
- We’re open to any form: from short essays to campaign demands, project updates to personal reflections, poetry to paragraphs, etc.,
- We’re also open to a wide spectrum of topics: from the impacts of austerity to herbal folklore, insights into ecology to analysis on gender, and everything else along the way.
- Pieces should generally be no longer than 2,000 words and can be much shorter!
- Please check out our website, including our aims and our safer spaces document to ensure you have an idea where we are coming from.
- No experience required! Even if you don’t consider yourself a writer, please get in touch if you’ve got something to share.
Please write to [email protected] with blog in the subject line.