Photo courtesy of Mario Rigby on Instagram
At Great Lakes Guide, we’ve been deeply inspired by people in the BIPOC community that are using their voices and their platforms to bring about awareness, spread knowledge, and create change in the world.
It’s vital that we listen to, reflect on, learn from, and amplify these voices.
These trailblazers, creators, and activists are challenging the harmful narratives that too many of us simply see as the norm–or not notice at all.
They’re revolutionizing what it means to be an “outdoor person.” They’re bringing to light the multitude of social and systemic barriers that so many people face to something as simple as going for a hike.
Here are BIPOC-run social media accounts you should be following:
Miesha Dennis, Brown Girl Outdoor World
Julian Victor WILD!
Filsan Abdiaman, Project Run Love
Mario Rigby, Modern Day Explorer
Check out Filsan’s recent feature on Great Lakes Guide, Running towards healing: discussing BIPOC mental health with Filsan Abdiaman
Colour the Trails
She Said What She Said!
The Outdoor Journal Tour
Tiffany & Michelle, Black Girls Trekkin’
Outdoor Afro HQ
Melody Charlie Photography
Ilana and Paul
Blue Jay Botanicals
Linda Black Elk
Check out this article about 6 traditional medicines you can make at home from Winona Ominika on Great Lakes Guide.
Chelsea Vowel (âpihtawikosisân (Zoticus) on Twitter)
Isaias, Queer Brown Vegan
Kristy, Brown Girl Green
Learn about diversity outdoors with 5 inspiring BIPOC & LGBTQ+ outdoor enthusiasts sharing their challenging experiences
Did we miss your favourite BIPOC Instagram account? Let us know by tagging us @greatlakesguide