Radical Mental Health Advocacy & Ecopsychology

with Pınar Ateş Sinopoulos-Lloyd
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Pınar Ateş Sinopoulos-Lloyd
Co-Founder, Queer Nature

Pinar Ateş Sinopoulos-Lloyd (they/them) is an Indigenous multi-species futurist, mentor, consultant, and eco-philosopher; Co-Founder of Queer Nature, an "organism" stewarding earth-based queer community through ancestral skills, interspecies relations and rites of passage.

Enchanted by the liminal, Pinar is a future transcestor of Wanka Quechua, Turkish and Chinese lineages. A central prayer that guides them is envisioning decolonially-informed queer ancestral-futurism through multi-species accountability and the remediation of human supremacy in the Chthulucene. Their prismatic writing is fed by this prayer and is rooted in multi-gender/multi-cultural/multi-racial parallel realities as a neurodivergent. They are in a lifelong apprenticeship to the ecotone of the riparian systems.

Their relationship with queerness, hybridity, neurodivergence, Indigeneity, and belonging guided their work in developing Queer Ecopsychology with a somatic and depth approach through a decolonial lens. As a survival skills mentor, one of their core missions is to uplift and amplify the brilliant "survival skills" that BIPOC, LGBTQ2SIA+ and other intersectional systemically targeted populations already have in their resilient bodies and stories of survivance.

They were the 2020 recipient of Audubon National Society's National Environmental Champion as well as R.I.S.E. Indigenous 2020 Art and Poetry Fellowship. Pinar is the founder of @indigenousqueers; founding Council Member of Intersectional Environmentalist; trans ambassador of Native Womens Wilderness; and a founding member of Diversify Outdoors coalition. They are also adjunct faculty at the WE Immersion at Weaving Earth and facilitate and design multi-day programs at Colorado College and the University of Colorado Boulder with their other half/co-visionary partner/Co-Founder of Queer Nature, So Sinopoulos-Lloyd.