Today’s guest is Syren Nagakryie. Syren (they/them) is an activist, writer, community organizer and outdoor enthusiast. They have become a leading advocate and expert voice in making the outdoors more inclusive and accessible for the disabled community and others that are underrepresented. Syren grew up with multiple disabilities and chronic illnesses, including Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. They also live with depression, anxiety, and CPTSD. Syren founded Disabled Hikers in 2018 with four main goals: organizing group hikes, celebrating disabled people’s experiences, facilitating those experiences by making specific information available, and advocating for change in the outdoors. Syren is now working on hiking guidebooks for disabled hikers with Falcon Guides, a leading publisher of guidebooks.
This interview was recorded live on YouTube on Oct. 27, 2021.
You can pre-order Syren's book, The Disabled Hiker's Guide to Western Washington and Oregon at Bookshop.
Host: Andrew Colombo-Dougovito
Guest: Syren Nagakyrie
Produced, edited, & mixed by Andrew Colombo-Dougovito for That Hippie Media
Music by Adrian 'Doc' Blust
Show Website: https://www.dismoveetc.live
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