Canaries series featured on Esquire Russia

by | Mar 8, 2012 | Art, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Chemical Sensitivity News, Electrical Sensitivity News, Featured, NEWS, THRIVE | 1 comment


Esquire RussiaThe saga of those suffering from environmental illness continues to get international coverage. Twenty images from photographer Thilde Jensen’s “Canaries” collection are being featured on the website of Esquire Russia. The Canaries images will also be shown in a solo exhibition at The Center For Photography At Woodstock. Anyone who is able is welcome to attend the opening on March 10th, 5-7pm. CPW asks that those attending the opening reception refrain from wearing fragrances which can trigger debilitating symptoms for those with environmental illness.

If you would like to help Thilde continue this project and publish a powerful book on this series, please make a contribution to her Kickstarter campaign before Sunday, March 18, 11:59pm EST. She’s already received pledges for almost half of her stated goal of $10,000, however, if she does not receive the full amount by the 18th, she will lose all funding.


  • 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. MJ

    It would be nice if we could reply to comments at the Russian Esq. article.. A man has commented at the end of the article that he had another name for our condition which leads me to believe he thinks it is all in our minds. because he says we respond to placebos as well as stimuli.. I know I have reactions to STRESS even good stress like physical exertion (which is why I had to stop lifting weights early in my injury) or alcohol which according to one of my doctors causes stress reaction in the brain.. it s simply a form of stress not bad but we react to the most minute stimuli even our own stress good or bad..if we were to have a placebo in front of us that would cause STRESS from our known experience of what it can do to us ..we will have a reaction..I wish I could comment to this man’s comment but you have to log in under russian..even though it gives you english options to read…

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