Light Seeking

About

Master of Applied Philosophy, with a passion for wider ecological understanding and symbioethics. Mother, awildian, caninophile, and survivor of trauma and cancer.

PhD Student, Manchester Writing School.

I have written for the Center of Humans & Nature, Zoomorphic, Earthlines and Resurgence & Ecologist magazines, plus contributions to the book series The Seasons, “Spring” and “Autumn,” published by Elliott & Thompson in conjunction with The Wildlife Trusts (2016).

Creator of Fluminism ~ an ecophilosophy of life/love flow.

Fluminismo ~ 100 page book available from Ediciones de Genal, Spain.

Getty Images (including photos posted here).

My neologisms may be found here.

I have lived in the United States and New Zealand before returning to the UK. You may also find me @seasonalight on Twitter, if not wandering rivers and coasts.

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Awards

Distinction: “Love and ecology … Introducing Fluminism” (2018) TSD Lampeter

Distinction: “Critical Regionalism” (1993) UWIC Received Annual Prize for Critical Studies: Best Thesis (1993) UWIC now Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Publications

Battson, G. “Fluminismo” 100 page book, translated to Spanish by Jorge Riechmann et al, published by Ediciones del Genal, Málaga (2020)

Battson, G. “An Ethology for a Kinnage Dweller.” City Blogs, Center for Humans and Nature (Dec 2017)

Battson, G. “Beavers are Fluminists.” Zoomorphic Magazine Issue 9 (Oct 2017)

Battson, G. Harrison, M. (Editor) “An Anthology for the Changing Seasons.” (contributions to “Spring” and “Autumn.”) Books published by Elliott and Thompson, in conjunction with The Wildlife Trusts (2016)

Battson, G. “Living to the Full.” Book review of “Abundance” by Annie Dillard, Resurgence and Ecologist Magazine Issue 299 (Nov/Dec 2016)

Battson, G. “Technofossils and Radionuclides: Welcome to the Anthropocene.” Earthlines Magazine Issue 15 (Jul 2016)

Plus, blogs for NearbyWild, and the Wildlife Trusts on ecoliteracy and mentoring.

Forthcoming

Battson, G. “Anthology of Kinship” essay for Horn, G van. & Wall-Kimmerer, R. (editors) Humans and Nature, University of Chicago Press (2021)

Literary/Art Mentions

Goldfarb, B. The Dictionary hasn’t caught up with the Cimate Crisis. The Nation, March (2020) Albrecht, G. Earth Emotions Cornell Press (2019) Albrecht, G. Talk: Solastalgia, Wild Fire Bath-Spa Universit & Hawkwood (2018) Macfarlane, R. Underland Hamish Hamilton (2019) Terrados, P P. Los grandes simios y sus derechos Básicos ACCI Ediciones (2019) Lyons, A. Interview Sensitive Chaos, Orford Ness art & sound installation, Heritage Futures/AHRC (2019) Lyon, N. Uprooted, on the trail of the Green Man. Faber and Faber (2016) Who Knows ~ A poem for Ginny Battson, by Elizabeth Rimmer, Scotland’s Makar (2016), later published in Haggards, Red Squirrel Press (2018). Macfarlane, R. Landmarks, Hamish Hamilton (2015).

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14 Comments

  1. Anna

    I love your blog Ginny – some really wonderful, thought-provoking pieces here. If you’d be interested in contributing a short piece or photo blog to the ezine http://www.slow-it-down.co.uk then please do drop me an email at slow.it.down.uk@gmail.com
    Have a lovely day,
    Anna

    • seasonalight

      Thank you Anna, this is very kind of you. By all means, I’ll be in touch.

  2. Bill Bisgood

    Hi Ginny, good to see you again

    • seasonalight

      …and you Bill, looking forward to catching up.

  3. Bill Bisgood

    and many thanks for the follow on my blog:)

    • seasonalight

      I’ll enjoy your posts!

  4. Wendy Campbell

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write so eloquently about these things that matter so much to all of us, even if we don’t yet realise it. A great gift Ginny. Deepest thanks.?

    • seasonalight

      Thank you deeply, Wendy, for reading and making time to leave this heartening message. The pleasure is all mine. Ginny x

      • Wendy Campbell

        You are most welcome Ginny:-)
        You have inspired me to include your thoughts in my blog as part of a note on an inspiration that happened for me the day after reading this! https://www.glastonbury.com.au/blog/790/. Such are life’s synchronicities:-)
        Wendy x

  5. seasonalight

    Beautiful! x

  6. Nina Lyon

    Just checked in during a quiet moment and – gosh – a lot of things have happened since we last met. Lots of love. Will hunt you down in Cardiff sometime in the new year. xxx

  7. seasonalight

    Nina! I would love that. Thank you! Lots of love to you too. xxx

  8. Jonathan Rae

    Hi Ginny, I very much like what I have read of your blogs. I understand you chatted with my Chelsea Green friend and colleague Matt Haslum at Bridget’s book launch last week. I’m Chelsea Green’s UK commissioning editor and I would welcome an opportunity to chat with you.

    Warm wishes,

    Jon (Rae)

    • seasonalight

      Thank you, Jon. Wonderful to hear from you. And my thanks to Matt for the opportunity to say hello and for passing on my website details! I would love an opportunity to discuss working with you. E-mail on its way. Ginny x

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