Representation – We’re here to show the world that not only do black girls and women hike, we also run, climb, swim, and have a thirst for adventure that is too often underrepresented or unacknowledged. We’re beautiful, black women who trek it out in the great outdoors!
Diversity and Inclusion – Though our group was created for black women, we strive to show support for- and stand in unity with- all underrepresented groups. If you’re Asian, Latinx, Indigenous, LGBTQ+, Disabled, or have ever felt left out of the outdoor community, know that we support and respect you! Everyone belongs outside and should have the ability to connect with the outdoors in their own way. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise or judge you for being who you are.
Education and Conservation – We hope to inspire and build a community of people who want to preserve and protect this wonderful planet. Not only do we enjoy being outdoors, we enjoy taking care of it too. We try our best to educate our community about this wonderful earth and why it’s worth protecting.
Our Mission Statement
We are a group of women who take to the outdoors for three reasons:
- To get away from the busy city life that we Angelenos have to deal with on a daily basis. It’s almost impossible to escape the hustle and bustle of LA life, but we find sanctuary in the various trails that the city has to offer.
- To promote diversity in the outdoors and show that us people of color DO go outside and do things like hike, swim, climb, and enjoy the thrill of adventure. The more we come together, the more that stereotype “black people don’t go outside” becomes irrelevant.
- To connect with other black women that have like-minded ideas and to have our own safe space where we can be outside and be ourselves without worrying if we’re being stared at or possibly judged.