About Us

Wild Living in a Modern World

Our mission is to help improve the health of the planet by inspiring people all over the world to reconnect with Nature. Alissa first created this community because of a clawing at her soul. She was looking for a community of Nature-lovers who understood her weirdness and supported her wildness, but couldn’t find it in her physical reality. The internet was the solution and now this new wild community grows daily. We put the “WE” in We Are Wildness by sharing our community member’s stories, experiences, art and websites. Yes, we think it’s ironic to mix rewilding and technology (the internet) but the balance seems to work and we love connecting with people from around the world. We Are Wildness is growing, sprouting new branches and leaves and is flowering with amazing people and ideas. We welcome you here and hope you participate in your own unique way.

WAW is a place for people to learn and connect.

We strive to bring you high quality information in the following topics:
Wild BodyWild Mind | Wild SpiritWild HomeWild GearWanderlustWildlife

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WILD RESOURCES

Learn how you can live a happier, healthier and more wild life by reading our blog and free resources. We have a lot of amazing contributors and guest bloggers.

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THE CHALLENGE

Have you taken the Rewild Your Life 30 Day Challenge? We offer it for many months of the year so our community can get in touch with their wild side and get out in the natural world more in a fun and interactive way.

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CONNECTION AND COMMUNITY

We are all about creating a close-knit community of wild humans who care about the well-being of  the Earth, animals and each other. We connect through social media and local meet-ups. Let’s connect!

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What we aim to do

Our Mission

Community Building

We strive to create an open and inspired community of wild humans who care about their local ecosystems. Our community is made up of wild ones all over the world who have many different passions that make the world a better place.

Awareness

We share information resources about nature connection, rewilding and the importance of living closer to the natural world in a respectful way. Our goal is to bring awareness to the masses about respecting, preserving and conserving the natural wild world.

Education

We provide educational and inspirational material through our blog, ebooks, programs and webinars to help people empower themselves with the knowledge they need to live a wilder, healthier, happier, more connected life in tune with Nature.
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The Humans Behind We Are Wildness

Meet the Team

Alissa Wild

Co-Visionary and Creative Director
Alissa founded We Are Wildness in 2011 to find and connect with like-minded Nature-loving humans. She created the project to show others the importance of connecting with nature and being in touch with the wildness within us. Alissa is an introvert and has always had a deep connection to animals. She has worked as an Animal Rescue Aid at a Wildlife Rehabilitation Center for wildlife, mainly large birds. Alissa feels most at home in the forests of Vancouver Island, where she once spent several days and nights alone on her first Vision Quest. She enjoys collecting books, natural movement, star gazing, wandering, coffee and being creative. Alissa cares deeply about women’s rights, animal rights and the rights of the Earth. She shares a riverside cabin with her two furry companions, her husky, Brite, and her partner, Kevin.

Kevin Park

Co-Visionary and Communications
Kevin was born and raised in the lush West Coast rainforest of Canada, surrounded by mountains and ocean as his playground and learning environment. He has always drawn great inspiration from his wild surroundings and looks deep into nature for the answers to many of his questions. He feels the most at home surrounded by trees with his bare feet on the Earth. Kevin enjoys reading, writing, camping, swimming, foraging, running, dancing, riding his bike, meditating, slacklining, gardening, yoga, and connecting with people. He loves experiencing all that life has to offer with his partner Alissa and their dog Brite. Kevin is passionate about sharing the benefits of natural health and fitness and living a more nature connected life. He’s a Certified Personal Trainer and Founder of rewildyourbody.com

Heidi Barr

Writer and Editor
Heidi lives near the St. Croix River Valley in Minnesota with her husband and daughter where they tend a large organic vegetable garden, explore nature and do their best to live simply. As a wellness coach and writer, she is committed to supporting ways of being that are life-giving and sustainable for people, communities and the planet. She loves putting words together to paint pictures of ideas, as well as supporting others as they explore what it means to live well on a finite planet. Hiking through forests and across prairies, wading in streams, digging in the soil and surrounding herself with natural wonder help her stay grounded in reality. She has a beautiful online project called Embody Abundance and she also contributes regularly to livingenough.com.
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Preserving The Wild: 7 Things I Wouldn’t Miss

Preserving The Wild: 7 Things I Wouldn’t Miss

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From Wild to Work – My Alaskan Commute

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