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



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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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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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.


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.


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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Latest from the Blog

The Blog

A Garden Hymn

A Garden Hymn

This morning, in the waves of chilly air whistling in through the irresistible opening in the front window, I can hear birds chirping and frogs singing to each other. Life outside is in full swing as creatures of all sorts revel in the slowly warming temperatures — in celebration that everything is waking up. There…

Humble Roots: Nature’s Foundation

Humble Roots: Nature’s Foundation

I come from humble roots – a letter carrier and a pie maker; and before that, a teacher, a carpenter, a seamstress; and before that, and above all, mothers and farmers. I spent all eighteen of my childhood years in farm towns across the heart of the Great Plains – South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota…

What Can We Do to Help Conserve Rainforests?

What Can We Do to Help Conserve Rainforests?

Are we doing everything we can to aid rainforest conservation? Given that almost 50 percent of land which could support tropical rainforests now lacks it because of human activities, it seems like the answer is a resounding, “No.” So what can we do on a daily basis to contribute to rainforest conversation?

Wildness: What Has It Taught You?

Wildness: What Has It Taught You?

The We Are Wildness Community is a place for “Wild Ones” to connect online and share thoughts, feelings and experiences.  It’s an online space of beautiful photos, trip descriptions, gratitude, introspection, questions and answers.  It holds an energy that makes you want to get off the computer and out into the wild, but it brings you back to share what…

Wild Art:  Finding the Sacred in Sketching

Wild Art: Finding the Sacred in Sketching

As a child growing up in Pennsylvania, I was very fortunate to have woods in my backyard, even though where I lived was still considered the suburbs. I lived in a neighborhood called Creekwood, and we had what most southwestern PA folks called a “crick” running behind our homes. My neighborhood friends and I spent…

Wild Royalty: Keeping Salmon on The Throne

Wild Royalty: Keeping Salmon on The Throne

That salmon, he needs a clean place to go; his home better be clean. Otherwise they don’t reproduce. The Dena’ina People over here in Nondalton have been here for a long time; over ten thousand years. We never used to be concerned about clean water until now, when we heard about Pebble. We never used…