What is Outdoorism?

out•door•ism | The belief that we all belong outdoors and outdoors, we all belong. I'm mostly a hiker/climber/camper, but I love pretty much everything about being outside. There are so many lessons Mother Nature teaches us about ourselves and about the world! She never disappoints. I've been a weekend warrior for about 3 years now, and during my adventures something became painfully evident to me...As a woman-- and a woman of color that-- I didn't see many people on the trails who looked like me. In fact, I didn't see many people who didn't fit the profile of a physically fit, straight white male. And then I began to ask myself why. I didn't grow up camping or hiking. Actually,...

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