My name is Shree Varuna. I’m a mama elephant in training; wannabe writer; and failed activist turned community jester – I lead a spiritually liberating intercontinental life alongside the two greatest human beings on earth, Sus and Daya (as well as my feline bffs, Faiz and Rumi).

As of May 1st, 2017 (May Day y’all) this blog is devoted to a simple healing and journaling endeavor entitled “The Gratitude Project”

Previous essay series can be found by perusing the archives or checking out the following links:

Anti Oppressive Healing & Organic Liberation

Essays from an Immigrant Diary

The latest musings from The Gratitude Project can be seen on the sidebar to your left, and more can be found by navigating the blog.

Also feel free to check out a past, experimental podcast series, recorded live (and thus quite amateurishly), hosted on Blog Talk Radio.

Day in the life of the happiest guy

And if you’re a social justice-type activist or organizer or something, then you might be interested in knowing about:

The Failed Activist Stand Up Act

(free, solidarity-based, and satire-based fundraising/publicity support for social justice movements and organizers wherever I live – currently Minneapolis)

Consider following the blog if you want to receive the latest musings in your inbox. Also check out my book. Truth be told, I’m not too happy about it (when is a writer ever happy about past work?). Nonetheless better ones are coming.

Much peace and love to you all…

A small PS:

Everything is free, but all this creative output is quite the labor of love. So, while I will always endeavor for everything I create/produce to be available free of cost to everyone, I wouldn’t say no to a few bucks if you like this blog and would like to support me doing this full time. There’s no time frame per se to raising money for my own work. I guess when there’s enough in there for me to be able to take one whole year off to be a full-time writer, anti-oppressive healer, and podcaster (not to mention building a community of loved ones and contributing to a family’s sustenance, of course), then I’ll quit my day job and this blog will have one helluva productive year…

If you’d like to contribute a little something (via PayPal), I’d be ever so grateful:

If not, no worries, please still peruse away.

Please note that I am always on the lookout for paid writing and editing work. Check out the blog for a partial representation of essays and articles that I can produce on a regular basis. Email me if you’d like to see other samples of my writing (such as reportage or research papers) or if you have further questions:

2 thoughts on “

  1. Peace Brotha, it was so great to meet you, your partner and beautiful daughter at the Take Action event. As promise, I am connecting with your blog and hopefully we can build together. Loving the title and the concept!!!!!! I would love to stay in contact.

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