2020 is about to be ??

Last week I asked you what was the thing you’d been burying.Your idea, your desire that you’d pushed down for so long “because.” The response was almost overwhelming. We all have SOMETHING buried inside us that we’ve pushed off and accepted as a far-fetched dream.But what if we could turn whatever that has been hiding […]

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The Burial

What is your thing — THE THING— that you’ve wanted to do forever? Do you have this idea that has just been hanging out inside you for as long as you can remember, that you just haven’t acted on? Maybe it’s not an idea, maybe it’s a desire.Learning a new language.Taking a pole dancing class.Going […]

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‘We Don’t Need Or Want Teachers Like You.’

“We Don’t Want Or Need Teachers Like You.” Earlier this week on Instagram those were just one of the phrases hurled at me and my community by some random guy after being triggered and offended by this post. Not going to lie. Waking up to having someone challenge my thoughts or ideas wasn’t the best start […]

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Sleeping Under The Stars

Have you ever passed up on an opportunity or adventure because you felt like your folks didn’t do things like that? In other words, have you deemed something, anything, as “White People Shit?” If you know the Color Outside story, you know one of the first meetups I had was on a hike where we […]

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Are You Talking Yourself Out Of Joy?

Have you ever consciously made the decision to not get too happy, too comfortable, too “fill-in-the-blank” simply because IF something happened you didn’t want to be disappointed? Example: Let’s say you’re up for a promotion at work. Instead of allowing yourself to be excited and think about the possibilities, you squash those feelings of excitement so […]

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Put It On A Post-It

There’s this thing I do. I write reminders to myself on Post-It Notes. I’m not talking about what I need to grab at the store, or my to-do list. I write down badass notes to myself.Notes that reaffirm Greatness. Joy. Soul-stirring Adventure. Then I place them in the most random places, so when I least […]

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I’m Sick Of Being Asked This Question

‘Why do you feel like we need diversity and inclusion in the outdoors industry?’It’s the million dollar question asked of me in some variation when I’m featured on a podcast, quoted in an article, or basically interviewed for anything. Usually asked by a ‘well-meaning’ white person who just can’t fathom why a Black woman might […]

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There’s No Such Thing As Balance

‘How do you balance it all?’ Women get asked this question all the time. If you’re ambitious, high-achieving, are a wife and/or mother and look even remotely put together, people ask you this question as if you have some magic formula locked away. I won’t even get into why men aren’t asked this question. How […]

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Run With Me?

I don’t know about you, but I’m determined to not let the events of 2020 so far define who 2020 ends. This pandemic, witnessing white folks become aware of racism, participating in the movement for Black lives will be recorded in history, and rightfully so. But in your personal record books, in your history and […]

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Your Joy Is Rebellion

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been talking to clients, friends, and peers and the one theme that keeps coming up is that they don’t feel like they’re doing enough in this moment. We’re experiencing a flurry of emotions: anger, astonishment, relief, overwhelm, joy.We’re protesting, calling folks out on social media and in real life, […]

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