Siana Fitzjohn lives on the Canterbury plains in Greendale, Aotearoa, New Zealand, with Splodge the pig, Murphy the dog, Hope the sheep, Captain Morgan the rabbit, Jinx and Boots the pussy cats , rooster Henry VIII and the hens, and April and Dave the parents. She is an organiser, spokesperson and climber in her local Extinction Rebellion group. Her recent projects include boarding an oil rig as it travelled through the Cook Strait during OMV’s offshore drilling program, and campaigning against the expansion of a local coal mine. As part of her thesis, Activism, Science and the Infinite Game , she wrote 'Acting Out' about civil disobedience in Aotearoa, which tells stories of activists’ journeys to protect ancient forests from logging, remote valleys from mining, and oceans from oil drilling.
Siana has written articles for Dark Mountain’s online publication and books. Some explore deeply personal material, while others use dark humour to look at our shared experiences of death and community tragedy. Her latest story, ‘Meeting Jeff Bezos’ is an offbeat fictional interview with the billionaire, and is featured in Dark Mountain Issue 18: FABULA.