About


[Adele picking vegetables on Soul Farm]

Hello! I’m Adele Jarrett-Kerr. I’m a mother, writer, home educator and breastfeeding counsellor, originally from Trinidad and Tobago, now living in Cornwall. I also work with my family’s small, regenerative farm near Falmouth and host a podcast about human connection called Revillaging.

This website started off as a pregnancy blog back in 2010 when I was expecting my first baby. It continues to be a mind dump on both family life and, more generally, compassionate living. Since then it’s become the home of my podcast and a point of contact for my writing commissions as well as my poetry, which tends to focus on origins and identity, often through the lens of motherhood and migration.

Revillaging is all about exploring how we do life together well at a time when we’ve been conditioned to confuse isolation with independence. Our brains, our bodies and the invisible parts of us all flourish or fade in relation to our connectedness. The systems we live in don’t value meaningful community, which is no surprise since they don’t value us. I’ve written about the concept of revillaging here.

The Revillaging podcast aims to bring together conversations with thinkers, artists, activists and people who have had thought-provoking experiences with community so we can together take hold of our chance to talk, play, sing, move and quiet our way into personal, social and systemic healing. Listen to it on the homepage or wherever you find your podcasts.

I live in rural Cornwall, UK with my husband Laurence and our three daughters, whom we home educate. I’ll never get over how lucky we are to wake up every day in the countryside and near the coast. I work as a freelance writer, play with poetry, volunteer as a breastfeeding counsellor and help Laurence run our regenerative farm, Soul Farm. We both work flexibly so that neither of us miss out on the valuable experiences of being with our children and doing work we love.


[Adele, Laurence and their three kids posed in front of a polytunnel at the farm]

I grew up in Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. At nineteen, I moved to Brighton for university. I used to glibly say I hold a Masters degree that I only use to get abusive with 17th-century documentaries but I’ve realised as the years have gone by that it expanded my perspective in ways I’m still uncovering. Nothing in life is wasted. While studying, I met Laurence at a church meeting in a pub and the rest is history. I got stuck in this cold country.

From Brighton we moved to Bristol, from one fascinating city to another. Our three children were born there. It was a good home to us in that time.

But we got the itch for change again and a job presented itself to make possible a move further west to Cornwall. For Laurence, it was a longed-for return. For me? Well, I’m sure I’d heard of Cornwall in the Arthurian legends but it had never registered to me as a real place before moving to the UK. I also only learned to drive at 28 so I didn’t consider living in the countryside a realistic option until we decided to make it happen.

We made the big move from our city home in early 2017 and haven’t a regret about heading for the sea.

To get in touch with me please please email adele.jarrettkerr@gmail.com

You can also find me on

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

This blog has been going for almost ten years and I do take on commercial partnerships where I feel it fits.