Stories of women who are inspired by time spent outside take the shape of interviews, in-the-field recordings, and listener submissions. These make up a tapestry of episodes covering themes such as solo hiking and camping; entrepreneurship; aging; diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); conservation; motherhood; chronic illness; and feminism as they intersect with outdoor experiences. Hosted by Gale Straub.
Our Cultural Connection - See Us Outside, Episode 1
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.
Empowerment Through Access - See Us Outside, Episode 2
Creating more opportunities for access to outdoor recreation allows young women of color to define their own narratives in the outdoors. Organizations like Young Women Who Crush and Women’s Wilderness are playing a key role opening up the door to the benefits of spending time in nature. In the second episode of See Us Outside, Gabaccia explores the systemic barriers to accessing the outdoors and the liberation and healing that can occur when a woman of color gets to choose it for herself.
The Joy of Community - See Us Outside, Episode 3
In a shared space amongst Women of Color, there is a unique comfort and freedom, with no need to explain yourself or hold yourself back. The four organizations highlighted on this series are in many ways a testament of the importance of affinity spaces. Their communities, beyond creating opportunities for personal development, leadership, and outdoor skills, reveal the existence of a very special kind of joy. In episode three of See Us Outside, Gabaccia contemplates the power of nature and community in cultivating joy in the outdoors.
Looking to the Future, Today - See Us Outside, Episode 4
What do we hope the future of women of color in the outdoors looks like? In the final episode of See Us Outside, we hear from leaders from across the organizations doing the work to provide outdoor opportunities, as well as the outdoor community, as they share their vision as we look ahead.
Expanding the Conservation Conversation: Gabaccia Moreno
Meet Gabaccia, host of our upcoming miniseries See Us Outside. Gabaccia Moreno is passionate about creating spaces to talk about what it means to explore responsibility. In both her freelance work and in her spare time, Gabaccia works on projects to help expand the conversation around conservation and public lands to be more inclusive and to tell a deeper story of what it means to recreate in them.
Ripple Effect: Documentary Filmmaker Biz Young
Filmmaker and climber Biz Young shares her evolution from creating stop-motion music videos in her dorm room to making short documentary films inspired by nature and driven by purpose.
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Quite the variety
So many types of interviews. Counselors , high adventures , moms , singles. I am not a big adventurer But I am trying. This podcast inspires me that I should try more Life is meant to be lived
Not a fan
I listened to this podcast a few years ago and deleted because I didn’t enjoy the content. Thought I would give it a try with the new series involved with the AT. Find the interviewer’s style distracting.
WAY too many ads
The sheer amount of advertising makes this podcast impossible to enjoy. There are ads every couple minutes throughout the whole thing in addition to the super long ad in the beginning.