Anneke Campbell was born and raised in The Netherlands. She has worked as a midwife, a nurse, a yoga teacher, a college teacher of creative writing and English literature. She has published award winning poetry and articles and scripted and produced documentaries, including the ACLU Freedom Files, as well as the drama “A Day with the Concord Writers” for WGBH in Boston. Her manual for activists with the visionary environmental lawyer Thomas Linzey came out in 2009, her anthology of women leaders with Bioneers founder Nina Simons in 2009.
Anneke writes and co-produces videos for environmental and social justice organizations, and co-wrote a manual for activists, “Be The Change: How To Get What You Want in Your Community.” About her book Slouching Towards Belllingham, she says, “I’ve been writing ever since I worked as a midwife 3 decades ago. As a mother and a midwife I was always inspired by this sense that each birth is its own miracle, each infant holding a promise to make a profound difference in bettering our world. Second, when I was a child, Mary was the friendliest figure in Catholic religion. I loved her for her beauty and being kind and a new mother. She stands for mercy and the feminine part of the divine and I still relate to her in that way.”