Donna Mulvenna is the author of highly acclaimed memoir, Wild Roots—Coming Alive in the French Amazon. Excerpts from her book, along with several other works, have been published widely in various newspapers, magazines, and online publications.
In her ramblings, she hopes to offer a glimpse of the true wonder of the Amazon, reveal its profound effect on each of us, and inspire readers to build a connection with the natural world.
It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to people who aren’t her kind of wild, but Donna refuses to own a mobile phone, rarely wears shoes, and is passionate about living on a whole food, plant-based diet.
When not practicing horticulture, she writes from an office in the rainforest canopy, reads from her sea kayak off the Atlantic coast, or hurtles along one of the Amazon’s wild rivers in a sprint canoe.
“Happiness does find us,” she says. “We just have to slow down and lighten our load a little. Only then can we discover the wonder and awe in our world, and in the process gain a true sense of who we are, why we are here, and where we are heading.”
Find out more in an interview with Donna Mulvenna
Donna is proud to be a fellow of the International League of Conservation Writers.