Babushkas of Chernobyl

“You don’t get sick in your motherland.”
— from the film The Babushkas of Chernobyl

These women know what matters. They have their faith, their friends, their homes. They have big gardens and wildcraft for food and herbs in the woods. They sing and drink vodka. They take care of each other. They are all heart — strong heart — and they are inspiring and humbling. They chose connection and home over the fear of getting sick from environmental toxins, and they are living into their 80s. I literally want to live in Chernobyl after seeing those women. Luckily I can model my life after them without moving to a radioactive ghost town.


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