Terry Tempest Williams and Her Latest Piece of Literary Work

Laura Flanders
GRITtv / Video Interview
Published: Saturday 26 May 2012
Terry Tempest Williams is captivated by what divides us and what connects us. She is interested in our relationships with each other and the earth.

Terry Tempest Williams is captivated by what divides us and what connects us. She is interested in our relationships with each other and the earth. Williams is an essayist, environmentalist, author, advocate, and connection maker. Her latest piece of literary work, entitled “When Women were Birds,” starts with an investigation of her mother's mysterious journals. Her piece then dives into meditation on silence, secrets, and voice. To Williams, this has everything to do with politics, rebellion and social change. Williams refuses to choose between the personal and the political. She refuses to choose  the practical or the poetic. She demands the right to be whole; to be everything.



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