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Bipoc stories

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

50+ Black, Indigenous & POC-Owned Outdoor Collectives to Support
50+ 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

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

Q&A: Tawny Newsome on Life in Comedy, Space, and the Outdoors
How Life Outside Prepared Comedian Tawny Newsome to Take on Hollywood

The LA-based actress, musician, and outdoorist talks growing up on a farm, working with Steve Carell, and being Black in nature

Q&A: Photographer Gina Danza on Discovering Nature & Chasing Epicness
How Nature Photographer Gina Danza Created a Life of Epicness

We talk with outdoor enthusiast @wildgina on her path to working in the outdoor industry, increasing Black representation in nature, and much more

The New American Dream Is a Rent-Free Life on the Road
When the Corporate World Failed Them, Vanlife Offered a New American Dream

Why this writer left their corporate life to renovate a 1979 RV and what the nomadic lifestyle can mean for Black & Queer communities

Navigating Deadly Whitewater and Inequality in the Outdoors
How My Worst Whitewater Wreck Forced Me to Look At Inequality in the Outdoors

During a pandemic, before a cross country move, after a terrifying swim, I began to question my place in the outdoors

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