sports

All Land is Sacred: Jolie Varela on the Healing Power of Hiking

The Indigenous Women Hike is her “sacred fire.” 

Just Look Up: Are BIPOC Birding Communities Gaining Momentum?

From books to social media to IRL meetups, and now TV, BIPOC birders are using varied mediums to get their communities outside. Read more »

Sailing Old Seas: The Seafarers Yacht Club Has a Legacy as Old as the Ocean

Though boating seems to be a luxurious activity reserved solely for the rich, famous, and otherwise wealthy, there’s one group that has long fought this misunderstanding, specifically for Black people. Read more »

Running Forward: The Feminist Underbelly of the Dogsledding World

Regardless of gender, we all look the same in heavy parkas and down jackets. Read more »

#SafeOutside: The Rise of a #MeToo Movement Outdoors

The fear of another person in the outdoors versus the fear of animals, weather conditions, or getting lost is something that is increasingly felt by women. Read more »

Redefining Limitations: Disabled Athletes Are Adaptive, Resilient, and Still Locked Out

Disability spans all other identities, but it remains a mostly untouched market for companies that cater to the outdoors industry. Read more »

Climbing Everest Isn’t a Bucket List Dream—It’s a Crisis of Overtourism

How much more life, both human and environmental, must be sacrificed to satiate the Western adventurer’s unending thirst to check another box on a bucket list? Read more »

Meet the People Paving New Paths in the Outdoors

People from marginalized communities are becoming the new faces of the outdoors. Read more »

From Memes to Equal Pay: How Lesbian Meme Culture Produced A New Dedicated Soccer Fandom

With their World Cup win, the United States women’s national soccer team has been extensively memed, leading to newly obsessed queer fans—and more supporters in their fight for pay equity. Read more »

The History of Manless Climbing

What does true gender equality look like in the climbing world? Read more »

The Forgotten History of Female Athletes Who Organized Their Own Olympics

Men barred “those delightful creatures” from competing at the Olympics. So female athletes protested by making their own games in 1922. Read more »

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