Why I’m no longer talking to outdoor retailers about creating change within the Black outdoor community. Q. How do I feel the outdoors is doing on inclusion and racial equity? I have left meetings feeling like I want to throw in the towel. I have also left feeling rejuvenated and hopeful! Racial equity is hardContinue reading “Outdoor Community, its up to you.”
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.”