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After witnessing the power and pride experienced as a result of Black Birders Week, Social Media Influencers and members of the black hiking community Zenovia Stephens (Huntsville, AL), Debbie Njai (St. Louis, MO), and Nailah Blades Wylie (Sandy, UT) joined together to form Black Hikers Week. Hiking is the act of taking a long and sometimes strenuous walk on a trail or path. As natural as it is, black faces have been underrepresented and almost completely left out from the images that portray those that enjoy nature…
Black Hikers Week’s main goal is to highlight individuals and communities working to change the narrative by encouraging and empowering black people to get outdoors. By shining a spotlight on those already involved in this community, individuals on the outside will be inspired to do something new. BHW will also focus on various health aspects related to hiking and host a virtual town hall meeting addressing barriers Black Hikers face.
Read more from Dewarren Smith with Delux Magazine here.