“I’ve never seen duty as a burden,” says Dr Shiva. “I’ve seen it as defining who you are….”
Who we are is part of a complex web of relationships that make up life, she says.
“For me, the word ‘duty’ conjures up a sense of relationships that I have, that create a duty in me to take care of all those relationships. This includes my parents, those who come after me, it includes the pollinators and the sun and the soil. And that’s why I choose to do what I do, because of that multi-dimensional sense of duty.”
By Renae Spinks
Image by Carolyn Stubbin