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BE:  Dismantling the traditional environmental narrative while amplifying the stories & leadership of BIPOC in nature. πŸ’―πŸ‘ŠπŸΎπŸŒΎ #HellaBrownPeople #BeenOutside

The above points to a few things. 1. The fact that no one can tell your story or our story the way you/we can. 2. That we need representation not only in the stories told but in the storytellers themselves. This means artists, journalists, filmmakers, photographers, writers, etc., who actively represent the communities whose stories are being told. This is crucial. From impacted leadership also comes impacted storytelling (more on this later) 3. This is crucial today and throughout history: our histories have, in part, been systematically and intentionally erased due to the systemic powers that control the narrative, leaving out the stories of QTBIPOC to fit their prescribed sense of a perfect neatly packaged (white) world. 4. A journalist by the name of Simon Moya-Smith brought this to my attention a few weeks ago at a conference: how many journalists are BIPOC in the US? Consider how our media and news is portrayed. Consider how QTBIPOC are portrayed in the media. Now consider this: 83% of journalists are White identifying. What does this mean for what and HOW we hear and see everyday? The narratives that shape our collective imagination every day. Consider this: only 0.36% are Indigenous (in this case Native). 0.36%. //\\
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This narrative work digs deep into our everyday psyches and the deeper politics between us all. Just asking WHO GETS TO BE SANE IN THIS SOCIETY? Or rather, whom does this society treat with respect and is considered valid in their experiences emotions, and being? Who is considered sane, who is considered normal, who is actively marginalized, discredited, and questioned, and who is seen as the β€œideal” and naturally respected? Tell your story, y’all. Tell your story because it’s one of our strongest means of resistance and no one can tell your story the way you can.
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There is more to be said but I hope this is a start.
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Pinar AteS Sinopoulos-Lloyd (they/them/their) @queerquechua β€” the co-founder of @queernature a Colorado-based project dedicated to cultivating earth-based queer community through traditional skill-building β€” at the 2018 @pgmonesummit on Ohlone Territory. #indigenouspeoplesdayeveryday /
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As Indigenous Peoples’ Day comes to a close, remember that if you are not indigenous to the land you’re currently on, then you are a visitor and as such should always name and pay respect to the first peoples of that land (even if you might be indigenous to another land elsewhere). Happy Indigenous People’s Day, today and every damn day. #IndigenousPeopleStillHere #✊🏽
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Justin Forrest Parks @forrest_in_the_forrest (he/him/his) β€” a climber and brand ambassador, creative leader and mentor, and co-founder of @sendingincolor β€” poses for the camera at @pgmonesummit 2018 for the Environmentalism, Represented series. Follow him and his work to learn more about this wonderful individual.
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3/3 πŸ‘ŠπŸΎπŸ‘ŠπŸΎπŸ‘ŠπŸΎ Environmentalism, Represented. A series by Brown Environmentalist showcasing what β€” or rather who β€” β€œenvironmentalism” really looks like. Historically a movement that invokes the images of white folks, the actual realities are not so. Black people, Indigenous people, People of Color, have always led environmental movements, today and throughout history. We are at the frontlines, we are the warrior and the caretaker, the healer and the steward, the future and the past. The series was taken at this year’s PGM ONE 2018 @pgmonesummit. Photos will be posted here and also uploaded to our site as a gallery, soon. #BrownEnvironmentalist #BeenOutside

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