Our poem was created from the talented pen of Zena Edwards and it’s called Mother of the Forest.
Every time I read or hear it, it brings a lump to my throat because she has done such an amazing job of encapsulating what life is like for the tree planting women of Kenya, living on the frontline of climate change.
Zena diligently and powerfully paints a picture of how challenging life is from a climate and colonial historic perspective. She also stitches in more than a modicum of optimism and hope for the future, both of which have arisen as a result of the humanitarian work our incredible supporters and corporate partners have enabled us to do in Kenya.
Here’s the poem for your enlightenment and upliftment, read by the incredible Zena Edwards, to whom we will be forever grateful.
Tracey and The Team