About Lichen June:
Lichen grew up on a dairy goat farm in the pacific northwest.
Starting college at age 16 she studied writing, acting, and
directing in Oregon, Iowa, and England, and went on to get
her BA at the University of Iowa.
She currently writes, directs and produces, and works for a
non-profit which she co-founded,
Northwest Permaculture Institute.
In all aspects of life Lichen devours bizarre moments and
new experiences and refuses to let anyone's preconceived
notions of what she can do (including her own) stand in her
"Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes"
~ Henry David Thoreau
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is "Lichen" your real name? What does it mean?
Yes, "Lichen" is my given name. I am named after the lichen
plant which is a symbiotic combination of fungus and algae.
This means that the two organisms live together in union,
helping each other to grow. So my name means, "helping."
Where can I get The Teenager's Guide to Sex and Death?
That book is not yet available as I am still in the process of
writing it. I will post information about publication as soon as
I have any news.
Are you still working as a stuntwoman?
No. That was an amazing and unexpected adventure but not
something I would choose long term. I have great respect for
the women and men who choose stuntwork as a career,
extraordinary people and some of the best mates you'll ever
How can I become a stuntman/stuntwoman?
This is a difficult question to answer because stuntees come
from many different backgrounds: martial arts, gymnastics,
mountain climbing, rodeo riders, deep sea divers, racecar
drivers, etc. So it definately helps to have specialized in a
physical activity of one sort or another. A lot depends on
which country you live in. I would suggest contacting your
nearest stunt association or union and asking them to
recommend training programs.
Thank you so much for all of your letters. Due to the large
number of e-mails I have been receiving, it may take me a
while to reply. I do try to answer everyone, so hang in there.