As a Black woman established in many white centered communities I have battled identifying myself as brave. Shoot, I struggled even identifying myself at all. White people took up a lot of space in my mind as to how bravery shows up in the world. Growing up, bravery looked like my girl friends jumping inContinue reading “Brave Space, finding myself.”
I was doing this really odd thing people do when they can’t see themselves represented in the hobbies they want to try. I live in a small mountain town where everybody and their mom mountain bikes. No exaggeration there. It seems like most people mountain bike on some level and really enjoy it. I foundContinue reading “Experience is everything.”
This piece is about the importance of representation and Black joy. Here I list Black storytellers, podcasts, television shows, movies and lady adventurists!
My goal for every season with my children is to get outside with them everyday for at least 30 minutes. This is a goal I set for me, but inevitably it benefits them tremendously! Its not something I even talk about with them because I know once I do, I wont be able to haveContinue reading “Outdoor time in the Winter.”
Over 20 tips and hacks for my beginner or bipoc backpackers! Back in September I attempted our first backpacking trip with our two little girls. One is 3, the other is 7. I had only been backpacking once before this, so I am no expert. Always learning, always gleaning new information and wanting to shareContinue reading “Backpacking with kids.”
That one time we almost DIDN’T go backpacking with our kids. All of the best adventures start with a good plan, high hopes and…an awful fire season! (Said no one, ever.) This is a fun story about my intentions of getting into the backcountry with my kids on our first ever expedition AS A FAMILY,Continue reading “Backpacking with kids.”
I want to encourage a more inclusive and equitable hiking community and promote diversity in the outdoors. Representing Black motherhood in natural spaces while being a role model for my kids and others around the world. Bringing to life the importance of anti racism and dismantling the systems that uphold white supremacy. I want toContinue reading “Mission & Goals”
I wrote a simple Instagram post about how I felt like living in a small mountain town made me feel like I was stuck in a fish bowl. This sparked a few local ladies to put together a protest that encouraged over 1,300 people in my area to join in the name of Black LivesContinue reading “Mountain towns for BLM.”