Trebbe Johnson is the founder and director of Radical Joy for Hard Times, a non-profit organization devoted to finding and making beauty in wounded places. She is the author of The World Is a Waiting Lover: Desire and the Quest for the Beloved (2005). Her articles on nature, spirit, and myth have been published in Orion, Sierra, The Ecologist, Spirituality and Health, and many other publications. She is a consulting editor and frequent contributor to Parabola. A lifelong adventurer in inner and outer worlds, Trebbe has camped alone in the Arctic; studied classical Indian dance; worked as a model, street sweeper, and award-winning multimedia producer; and led contemplative journeys in a clearcut forest, at Ground Zero in New York, and in the Sahara Desert. She lives with her husband in rural northeastern Pennsylvania, currently under exploitation by gas fracking. She is working on a new book, Aphrodite at the Landfill: Beauty as Earth Activism.