She Explores
She Explores
Dec 18, 2020
Our Cultural Connection - See Us Outside, Episode 1
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We all have our own profound connection to land and water that should be honored and respected, but all too often, dominant narratives of what it means to be an ‘outdoorsperson’ uplifts just one way to be outdoors. In the first episode of “See Us Outside,” Gabaccia talks with leaders from Brown Girl Surf and Charles Roundtree Bloom Project to help affirm the cultural connection to nature that exists for girls and women of color. 

About the series: 

This special She Explores miniseries is made in collaboration with The Cairn Project, and made possible by a grant from the Walton Family Foundation.

Host Gabaccia Moreno is our guide in exploring the unique relationships girls and young women of color have with the natural world and outdoor recreation. Through the voices and stories of leaders and participants from diverse outdoor organizations doing the work to help young people of color thrive in the outdoors, this four-part audio miniseries will highlight the joy, connection, and community these girls find in nature, as well as the importance of organizations doing the work to expand outdoor opportunities.

This is inclusive of all cis and trans women and girls of color, as well as folks of all gender identities who feel comfortable in spaces that center women. That said, for the most part, when we talk about gender we most often do so in terms of those who are socialized as girls and women in a more heteronormative, binary way.

Featured in this episode: Cristal Cisneros, Ki’Amber Thompson, and Mira Manickam-Shirley;  Voice memos included in this episode were submitted by Meggy Pyaneeandee and Arlene Huezo

Hosted by Gabaccia Moreno

Produced by Gabaccia Moreno, Noël Russell, and Gale Straub

A Production of Ravel Media


All Four Episodes of See Us Outside Are Available Now Wherever You Listen to She Explores

The opening See Us Outside Compilation includes the voices of Marinel De Jesus, Yakuta Poonawalla, Meggy Pyaneeandee, Fernanda Jardim, Arlene, Chi Pham, Denise Meeker and Doreen Wong and includes Spanish, French, Portuguese, Tagalog, Hindi, Vietnamese, Cantonese, and English. 

Music by Joy Ike & Sita via MusicBed

Podcast Art by Susana Castro 


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Roots and All - Gardening Podcast
Roots and All - Gardening Podcast
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Podcast 98 - Cats and Gardens
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