How Close Does It Have to Get? The Open Space of Democracy | Terry Tempest Williams

In her writing and her life, Terry Tempest Williams expresses something better and higher in each of us. Here she wrestles with the question: “What are you willing to die for?” She weaves stories of personal loss and triumph that illuminate the idea that, perhaps, in the end, democracy is about listening – deeply, openly, even with a broken heart. Because, she says, the heart is the first home of democracy.

Terry Tempest Williams is a best-selling author, conservationist and activist. A native of Utah, her writing is rooted in the American West and ranges from issues of wilderness conservation, to women’s health, to exploring our relationship to culture and our natural landscape. To learn more about her work, visit her website:

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