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Bipoc stories

Desire Discrimination Determination–Black Champions in Cycling
New Archival Image Collection Highlights the Highs & Lows of Cycling While Black

The groundbreaking historical collection underscores the lack of diversity and shortcomings of one of the world's most popular sports

Camp Yoshi Creates Epic Experiences to Get Black & Brown Folks Outside
Camp Yoshi Is Where Black Folks Can Unleash Their Inner Child, Outdoors

Adventure travel company founders Rashad, Ron & Shequeita Frazier talk fostering a space where people of color can reconnect with nature in peace

Q&A: Outrunning Stereotypes With Endurance Athlete Mirna Valerio
How the "Mirnavator" Is Changing the Narrative for Non-Traditional Athletes

The "Mirnavator" is on a mission, driving by a passion for running and the outdoors and a dedication to inclusion and diversity

Inside Slim Pickins, America's First Black-Owned Outdoor Shop
Video: America's First Black-Owned Outdoor Shop, Slim Pickins Outfitters

A short documentary by Outbound Collective looks at how and why the shop came to be, and what it represents in the outdoor industry

55+ Black, Indigenous & POC-Owned Outdoor Collectives to Support
56 Black, Indigenous & POC-Owned Outdoor Collectives, Nonprofits & Orgs to Support

An evolving list of BIPOC-run outdoors groups on Instagram promoting diversity and inclusion in nature

Q&A: Judith Kasiama, Founder of POC Outdoor Group Colour the Trails
Q&A with Judith Kasiama, Founder of Colour the Trails—An Outdoor Group for POC & Allies

The Congolese Canadian on building communities as a refugee, the need for inclusivity not just diversity, advocating through action, and asking for help

How Allmansright Makes Ultralight Hiking Equipment in New York City
Outdoor Gear Lab Allmansright Makes Ultralight Hiking Equipment in NYC

Meet the Dominican-born, Bronx-based designer and his Swedish partner diversifying and uniting the outdoors through the joys of UL hiking

Q&A: Snowboarder & Writer Emilé Zynobia on Finding Her Voice in the Outdoors
Snowboarder & Writer Emilé Zynobia on Toxic Positivity & Representation in Mountain Towns

We talk with Jackson Hole ambassador and Yale grad student @curlsinthewild about studying the environment in a crisis, learning to claim, and more

10 Outdoor Books by BIPOC Writers to Expand Your Perspective
10 Outdoors Books by BIPOC Writers to Add to Your Summer Reading List

Educate yourself with these books on environmental justice, structural racism, and outdoor experiences by Black, Indigenous, and POC writers

Q&A: Plant Kween on Bringing the Great Outdoors Inside
Instagram Sensation Plant Kween on the Benefits and Joys of the Great Indoors

Christopher Griffin, aka @plantkween, shares tips for plant parenting and self care, and why they turned their NYC apartment into an indoor garden paradise

How HBCUs Outside Brings Adventure and Gear to Black Students
How HBCUs Outside Makes Outdoor Gear & Experiences More Accessible for Black Students

Nonprofit founder Ron Griswell talks changing the face of the outdoors and launching #BlacktotheTrails5K fundraiser to support future BIPOC outdoorists

Rumpl Taps Native American Artists for New Outdoor Blanket Collection
Rumpl Now Collaborating with Native American Artists, Aiming to Right Past Wrongs

The OG outdoor blanket brand's newest artist division collaborators bring traditional art to the table to supporting the First Peoples Fund

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