Speaking about diversity

Simone Martin-Newberry in the McDonald Woods, IL / Darker than Green

My voice and story were included in a recent episode of the She Explores podcast. In the first of two episodes tackling the huge subject of diversity in the outdoors, I talk about how difficult it can be to be a black person in the outdoors, how the interactions with other people on the trail can be uncomfortable and unwelcoming, but how important it is to go outside and connect with what truly matters to me: nature itself.

I’m proud to have lent my voice to this topic, and I’m grateful that there are people out there 1) acknowledging the barriers to access underrepresented communities face in the outdoors, and 2) working to dismantle them via discourse and action. Thanks to Gale from She Explores and Liz from Snowqueen & Scout for putting this podcast episode together. Have a listen and let me know what you think.

2 thoughts on “Speaking about diversity”

  1. Gale Straub says:

    Thank you for contributing your voice to the podcast, and thank you for sharing it here. It really means a lot to me.

    PS – I LOVE the High Line 🙂

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