Stephanie Mills

October 19, 2001

Stephanie Mills
Stephanie Mills has written and spoken on ecology and social change since her Mills College commencement speech in 1969, in which she announced she would forego having children due to concerns about overpopulation and its effects on the environment.

Her writings include: Whatever Happened to Ecology? and In Service of the Wild, a book about restoring and reinhabiting damaged land. Mills edited In Praise of Nature, a compilation of reviews of excerpts of/from major works on environmental literature; as well as Turning Away from Technology: A New Vision for the 21st Century, which reflects her choice in life to be "willfully backward about technology". Her latest book, Epicurean Simplicity, addresses the rewards and challenges of a simple life.

Mills lives in northern Michigan, where she works as a freelance author and lecturer.

"What is perhaps most impressive about Stephanie Mills is the insistence with which she keeps pointing out the relationship between our individual choices and the fate of our species and others with which we share this earth." -Lorraine Anderson

To view Special Collections' holdings of Stephanie Mills' work, please click here.

To hear Mills read from her own work, please visit the Vincent Voice Library, here.

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