For the past few years, I have been making climate collage postcards from images and words cut from magazines. I began making these postcards as a way to process our climate emergency, advocate for change, and uplift fellow activists. Once the COVID-19 pandemic began, the project became an even more meaningful way for me to engage in activism from home. I could no longer participate in public events, but I could still mail postcards to policymakers and friends.
These four postcards explore my increasing interest in interconnection. During the pandemic, the scale of my life shrunk. I spent a lot of time in the backyard with my children, tending to the garden and thinking about how those small actions still connected me to a larger web of relations.
These postcards are an exploration and celebration of those insights: an invitation to look inward and outward, and to recognize the ways our well-being has always been linked to that of our human and non-human communities.
Jennifer Case is the author of Sawbill: A Search for Place (University of New Mexico Press, 2018). Her essays have appeared in journals such as the Rumpus, Orion, Michigan Quarterly Review, Literary Mama, and North American Review. She teaches at the University of Central Arkansas and serves as the Assistant Nonfiction Editor of Terrain.org. You can find her at www.jenniferlcase.com