Garden of Belonging Podcast

Episode 31: Blooming Bravely with Elizabeth Russell

By Kim K Gray

Elizabeth Russell is a social artist, dedicated witch, and joyful Earthling. For over 25 years, she has been generating creative processes to inspire radical engagement with the living cosmos. For many years she owned and operated the Be Space expressive arts & community space, and produced the annual Life Art Being Integrative Arts Festival in Portland Oregon. She now lives in Eugene Oregon and is the creator of the Dreamfruit interactive almanac for radical belonging.

TW: mention of suicide

Elizabeth and I speak about:

  • Showing up in truth and purpose
  • The tension between perceived expectations and personal integrity in work
  • Yearning to belong
  • Reframing Failure
  • Dreamfruit, Radical Belonging, and Imagination
  • Our need for enchantment
  • Reciprocity
  • Deep imagination and connection to the more than human world
  • Vulnerability and risk in blooming bravely

Also mentioned in this episode:
Joanna Macy - the work that reconnects - 

Find Elizabeth at: 

Also enjoy her curated playlist for 2021, on Spotify: 

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