Before 2020, my bare feet wandered freely across human borders, they explored the corners of religion and reached for the depth of our oceans. I allowed my path to form by my deep curiosity. Unfixed and unpredictable as my travels seemed, I believe I was guided with great care and intention to where I am today...
Right before the lockdown in March 2020, I arrived on Hawaii to visit my dear friend Michael. I was supposed to leave the islands after seven days but my flight to Africa was cancelled and I decided to stay.
2 years later, as I write this, I am still here
Even though Michael and I could sense the pain, worry and frustration of the world, our first few months of isolation were made of joy, lightness & play. Having Hawaii as our home during these strange times, surely aided in our ability to feel this way. With our hands on our hearts, we observed our suffering world and listened to the language of love on our periphery of the storm. As the world closed down further, we opened ourselves. And from a safe space deep within, our friendship transformed into love and simultaneously Earth Family emerged.
Dedicated to our vision, we founded Earth Family as an ethos-inspired creative non-profit. With Earth Family we wish to inspire a way of seeing the current state of the world as an opportunity for a loving reconnection with ourselves, each other and our planet.
Earth Family grows a garden of visions that flower with beauty, hope and inspiration.
Earth Family is an ethos-inspired creative non-profit.
Earth Family speaks for the voice-less and touches upon social taboos to affect positive change.
With art and beauty Earth Family communicates our deep connection to earth and ourselves.
Be Earth Family
by Marisa Papen
Alien brothers and sisters
We are here together
as Earth People
In the physical
Sprung from the same cell - soul
Scripted a billion times
In a million different plays - places
We are every single person,
Only divided by a thin pocket of flesh
Our Lungs full of shared air,
Breathed for us by far-away rainforest trees
We are both plant and animal
We are the stars and the soil
Home is Here
Life on Land
Meant to be
A planet of poetry
The light of love is only one switch away;
Respect all living things,
That fly, walk, crawl or swim
Show gratitude for everything this Home brings
See all as Family
Heaven is Here.