Nico Cary (he/him) comes from a large Black and Chinese family—his grandmother is the youngest of 12 siblings, and his grandfather is the youngest of 9. He is a dharma and medicine path practitioner, mindfulness teacher, writer, and performance artist. He received his BA from UC Berkeley’s Interdisciplinary Studies Field School, specializing in cognitive linguistics. He is currently a Garrison Institute Fellow, and developing a multimedia installation on processing climate grief for the Smithsonian. While engaged in a deeply fulfilling artistic career, Nico also proudly serves as a mindfulness facilitator for InsightLA. He is interested in the many different vocabularies of healing and the holding capacity of mindfulness, particularly as it relates to embodied activism and creative ecosystems.