Environmental activist with four years of field work and leadership experience in Colombia. Committed feminist challenging social circumstances by advocating for family planning to conserve biodiversity and empower women. Skilled in environmental education, writing, administration, communications, and community involvement. As a creator, ISAVIBE is a prism that refracts her light on what she deeply cares about with a mix of magic realism and psychedelia. Her Artwork appears in murals, galleries, nature reserves and digitally. As a songwriter her sound is dynamic, which has led her to explore various genres and create her own style. She delves heavily in Latin urban, world rhythms, ancestral sounds, free movement, and controversial topics.
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January 23rd, 2023 | Season 4 | 1 hr 3 mins
colombia, environment, family planning, isabella cortes, population, reproductive health care, women for conservation
On November 15 2022 the global population hit 8 billion. Despite the fact that half of all the world’s pregnancies are unplanned, any talk of global approach to family planning and reproductive health care in the global south remains controversial. So often, this is debated across the global north without including stakeholders who live in the global south and work with the issues first hand. PGAP aims to make amends for this oversight by inviting Isabella Cortes Lara to the podcast, Vice President of ‘Women for Conservation’, who work alongside rural communities in Colombia and Nepal. An incredible artist and storyteller, Isabella shares with PGAP how W4C started, the decision to focus on family planning and reproductive healthcare as a solution to the environmental and reproductive issues affecting rural Colombia, and how her artistic and spiritual approach to life intersect and inform her activism.