You are wildness.

We are wildness.

Nature connection is good for us.

We share inspirational photos, art, videos, and other resources to inspire people to get outdoors and reconnect with Nature. We strive to create a kind close-knit community of wild humans who care about and protect the natural world.

Find your inner wildness. An everyday practice of unplugging, going outside, and connecting with the more-than-human world is the most effective way of coping with the fast-paced human-centred world we live in. It’s how we manage the anxiety, depression, and feelings of overwhelm that can creep in.

Community

Like-minded Nature folk who care about the wildness of the world.

Nature Inspired Content

Art, photography, memes, and information focused on wildness and Nature.

Resources and Recommendations

Our favorite resources and outdoor gear recommendations

Topics you will see from us

Topics you will see from us

Topics you will see from us

Topics you will see from us

Nature

  • Naturalist learning
  • Wildlife
  • Birds
  • Mushrooms and fungi
  • Plants
  • Insects
  • Landscapes
  • Weather

Philosophy and Psychology

  • Mental Health
  • Meaning
  • Relating to the world
  • Leave no trace
  • Outdoor ethics
  • Community
  • Values

Spiritual

  • Animism
  • Nature-based rituals
  • Routines
  • Daily practices
  • Sit spot
  • Non-religious
  • Animal omens
  • Magic

Nature Connection

  • Sit spot
  • Birding
  • Walking
  • Foraging
  • Tracking
  • Using our senses
  • Developing a relationship with the natural world

The Human Behind the Wildness

We Are Wildness was founded by Alissa in 2011 as a passion project. After struggling with depression and anxiety for many years, she found that Nature connection and living closer to the land to be instrumental in her healing process. Ever passionate about wildlife, nature and wild spaces, Alissa’s hope upon starting WAW was to create an avenue with which to inspire people to reconnect, protect and preserve both their intrinsic wildness and the wildness of the greater earth organism.

Alissa (she/her) loves wandering through the trails of her local woodlands seeking birdsong and keepsakes. She is passionate about helping people remember the child-like inner wildness that we all have. She’s a quiet neurodivergent, naturalist, birder, artist, and eco-feminist; who feels an ardent connection to those feathered, finned, and furred. She relishes regular time in solitude to nourish spirit and feels most at home in the rivers and forests of the Pacific Northwest.

“To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.”

― Terry Tempest Williams

“You guys honestly started it all. My heart feels happy and so extremely appreciative of you guys and what you are doing for everyone, as I'm positive I am not the only person you've helped this tremendously! I can't imagine how my life would be without taking interest in your challenge. There's no way I could possibly repay you - but I thank you so so much for everything, and I wanted to make it known to you how much you've helped me unknowingly.”

Melanie F.

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“I want to thank you for all you are doing with We Are Wildness - I enjoyed every aspect of this - the pictures & posts, the feeling of community & belonging - most of the people I am close to in my world do not have the same feeling toward nature that I do, so it has been so nice to see others who feel that connection. You are doing good work.”

Ellen Humphrey-Allen