Juliana Birnbaum is a multilingual cultural anthropologist who has lived and worked in the U.S., Europe, Japan, Nepal, Costa Rica and Brazil. She has been an independent writer, researcher and editor since 1996, focusing on permaculture communities, indigenous rights, holistic health, and addressing the ecological crisis. Juliana contributed to several climate-focused publications in recent years including Regeneration (Penguin, 2021), Cities Without Capitalism (Routledge, 2021) and Drawdown (Penguin, 2017). Juliana is co-author of Sustainable [R]evolution: Permaculture in Ecovillages, Urban Farms and Communities Worldwide (2014), and CBD: A Patient’s Guide to Medicinal Cannabis (2017), which has sold over 60,000 copies worldwide and been translated into seven languages. She is the mother of two daughters and has supported over 100 births as a doula and assistant midwife. She also coordinates dharma and mindfulness programs at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in West Marin, California.