Get invited to Thilde Jensen’s “Canaries” book release party

by | Feb 16, 2012 | Art, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Chemical Sensitivity News, Electrical Sensitivity News, Featured, Fibromyalgia News, Mold Illness News, NEWS | 1 comment

from Thilde Jensen's Canaries seriesPhotographer and nearly-fully-recovered MCSer Thilde Jensen has started a kickstarter campaign to help fund a second trip across country to photograph more environmentally sensitive “canaries” for her upcoming book. When you donate to her project, you’ll receive a variety of perks, depending on your contribution amount, from a signed print from the Canaries series and credit in the book to a signed copy of the book itself and an invitation to the book release party.

Thilde is hoping to raise $10,000 to cover her cross country trip, film and development, and the cost to self-publish the book. She needs to raise the full $10,000 by Sunday, March 18, 11:59pm EST – as with all kickstarter.com fundraisers, if the total cost of her campaign is not met by the deadline, then all monies will be returned to the donors.

The Canaries series has already received much media attention, including a show at the Lightwork Gallery last year in Syracuse, NY and an interactive feature in the New York Times. Additional media sightings are listed on her kickstarter campaign homepage.

Thilde Jensen was born in Denmark. An early exploration into filmmaking at the European Film College lead to an interest in photography. In 1997 she came to New York City to study photography at School of Visual Arts. Six years later her life and emerging career as a documentary and editorial photographer was cut short by a sudden development of severe environmental illness.

In 2010 Thilde discovered Annie Hopper’s Dynamic Neural Retraining System™, an experimental neural reconditioning therapy being used for limbic system impairment disorders. She has enjoyed an 80+% recovery since taking the workshop, which allows her to now travel around the country to complete the Canaries series.

Visit her kickstarter campaign page to see a video where she shares about the project, and to find more details about the book.

See also: Environmental Illness makes NY Times | Thilde Jensen’s recovery from environmental illness

photo of Planet Thrive’s Julie Genser from the Canaries series © 2011 Thilde Jensen


  • Earthwalker

    Earthwalker is the username that PT founder Julie Genser created for her online interactions so many years ago when first creating Planet Thrive.

    Julie's (Earthwalker's) life was derailed over twenty years ago when she had a very large organic mercury exposure after she naively used a mouth thermometer to measure the temperature of just-boiled milk while making her very first pizza at home. The mercury instantly expanded into a gas form and exploded out the back of the thermometer right into her face. Unaware that mercury was the third most neurotoxic element on Earth, Julie had no idea she had just received a very high dose of a poisonous substance.

    A series of subsequent toxic exposures over the next few years -- to smoke from two fires (including 9/11), toxic mold, lyme disease, and chemical injuries -- caused catastrophic damage to her health. While figuring out how to survive day-to-day, and often minute-to-minute, she created Planet Thrive to help others avoid some of the misdiagnoses and struggles she had experienced.

    She has clawed her way over many health mountains to get to where she is today. She is excited to bring the latest iteration of Planet Thrive to the chronic illness community.

    In 2019, Julie published her very first cookbook e-book called Low Lectin Lunches (+ Dinners, Too!) after discovering how a low lectin, gluten free diet was helping manage her chronic fascia/muscle pain.

1 Comment

  1. Amelia

    Thilde you are a true talent in your field! Also in courageous representation of the many of us battling to survive & thrive in world which many times discounts & ridicules us…. Your vision & determination to cast light on Environmental Illlness gives us all a voice where before there was none. Changing lives & changing minds… Changing the world.

    Thank you, Thilde.

    I only just saw this post so am out of time to donate? Would like to assist you in some way? I’m also a writer & stylist based in Australia.

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