For 18 years, Miriam Kashia worked as a psychotherapist in private practice. She also has a long history of doing social justice volunteer work. In 2005, Miriam departed Iowa for Namibia, where she served two years in the Peace Corps. While in Namibia, she was a community health worker with orphans and vulnerable children in a rural area.
Throughout her adult life, Miriam’s major passion has been various adventures in wilderness and the out-of-doors. She’s been on numerous canoe trips into the Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoe Area of Northern Minnesota, including a recent solo trip. (It’s rare to see women in the BWCA and rarer still to see anyone alone.) She’s been on RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa), camped and backpacked in many wilderness areas, and kayaked in the ocean. Her lake cabin along the backwaters of the Mississippi River affords her the opportunity to kayak and canoe in the Mark Twain National Wildlife Area.
Though invested in the political process, outdoor adventures, and causes for social justice, Miriam recognizes that saving our planet is the most important work to be done. Unless we reverse the tide of global climate change, all other concerns are moot points.
Miriam recently took on another volunteer position as Blue Planet Green Living‘s international editor. She is also a contributing writer, when she has time between her extensive volunteer and work activities.
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