After receiving her B.A. from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Tafline led “eco-friendly” camping trips throughout North America. It soon dawned on her that she was instead leaving behind a trail of gas fumes, plastic bottles and Pringles. In fact, wherever she traveled – whether it was Viet Nam or South Africa or England – it became clear how inefficiently the mandate to re-think our consumer culture is reaching the general public.
So she has picked up her mighty pen to bring better exposure to environmental issues. Tafline was born in Iran and raised in the United States, and currently splits her time between Europe, the Middle East, and South Africa. Her work has also appeared in OZY.com, The Guardian, The Atlantic, and numerous other publications. You can find her on Instagram @tlaylin or on Facebook at @tklaylin.