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JustHellaBrownPeople  🌟 activist, writer and artist(s) 🏕 Rewriting the outdoor narrative + 🌸 Amplifying the stories&leadership of BIPOC in nature. 💯 bipoc #BeenOutside

From our friends at @lead2life and @littlenows // full link in our bio.
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Serotiny is the process when a seed germinates in fire. In this time of climate chaos with destructive wildfires raging across California — in this time of escalating violence in our world — we are wondering what cultural serotiny is underway - what is being born in us from the flames of our dying world?”
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Learn more at www.leadtolife.org
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Directed by Fraser Jones (@thefrajo). Produced by Spiritual Ecology: Emergence Magazine (emergencemagazine).

It’s too often that we (all) pay the price for taking the crumb — addressing a symptom rather than the root. “To consider the environment without a consideration of PEOPLE is a privileged consideration”. Looking at environment(alism) or conservationism and speaking only about trees or polluted oceans is a devastating negligence that not only shows a hella privileged mindset that shows that you can afford to NOT think about how these issues affect people (or your people or community), but also does a disservice to everyone/thing. Organizations, corporations, green business etc who fight for environmental issues but don’t include justice and intersectionality are failing — it is not enough to look at an issue from one angle, and when it comes to environment you have to include the most marginalized and most affected into your action plans and battles otherwise you are a part of the problem.
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Photo & Quote(s): Michael A. Estrada
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(Yay! Link in bio for the two episodes)
@she_explores and @brownenvironmentalist:
In March, Amanda @amandaemachado0 partnered with the She Explores podcast to share reflections on some of the sincere conversations she had with women leaders at the NPCA Empowher Campout around healing and building community in the outdoors.

Organized by the National Parks Conservation Alliance (NPCA), a group of [majority Latinx] women gathered for a camp out and Civic Voice Lesson training at Leo Carrillo State Park in March. Attendees learned the ins and outs of advocacy, and how to effectively use their voices to speak up for causes they are passionate about.

To listen, please follow the link in bio and come prepared for a heartfelt & inspiring podcast. Both episodes (70 and 71) are now live on the She Explores website ❤️
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@brownenvironmentalist + @melaninass interview is up. Check it out and give it a read. Happy Saturday y’all!! 🌟❤️
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Photo: landscape view over mountains with a body of water in the middle. Credit: @brownenvironmentalist
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3/3: Featured as the artwork (by @shyamagolden) for @baniamor’s latest piece titled: “The Heart of Whiteness: On Spiritual Tourism and the Colonization of Ayahuasca” in @bitchmedia magazine. We highly recommend the article, and to support the writing and magazine by purchasing a print or digital copy. How often do you get both powerful art AND writing right next to each other!? Support 👏🏽 These 👏🏽 Artists 👏🏽!! @shyamagolden + @baniamor ❤️🌟


Here’s a small but powerful excerpt from the piece: “People of color want to reclaim their traditions so that they might communicate with and honor their ancestors; white people consume these substances to get away from theirs.”
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The portrait of Arundhati Roy, as illustrated by @shyamagolden . “The illustration depicts 3 causes she fought for: the Naxalists she marched through the jungle with, the villages flooded by the governments dams, and she sits in the Polkhran desert nuclear testing site as a reference to her opposition of India's nuclear activity.”
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Although perhaps most known for her novel, “The God of Small Things”, Roy has continuously made an impact via her unwavering nonviolent approach to her activism, particularly in her support for Kashmiri independence and her relentless advocacy protesting the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat (and others). \\//
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She is this week’s environmental and social activist highlight, and as promised the 2-in-1 feature via @shyamagolden’s work ❤️🌟 (The illustration was originally drawn for @theatlantic)
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This week we’re highlighting the stunning artwork of @shyamagolden ❤️🌟 —
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Above: from the series “Peru Patterns”: Seamless vector patterns inspired by Peruvian landscapes and landmarks, and used for an office space in Lima. —
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We found Shyama through @baniamor’s latest piece for @bitchmedia, and haven’t been able to look away since. Stay tuned for some more art, and a two-in-one feature 🙏🏽😍
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This is part of our new effort to showcase and curate the work of other artists, writers, and activists that do work at the intersection of environment and BIPOC. Have artwork of your own? Share it with us! And remember that our #BeenOutside campaign is running always. We have a new story to share for y’all soon 🙃🌟
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#BeenOutside, from @gabaccia ❤️🌟 (swipe!) Gabaccia writes: "The outdoors is at the center of what I do and why I do it because to me, I find in it the most important heritage that we as humans own.
I have #beenoutside ever since I can remember. My grandfather had some land by the Calzadas River in Veracruz, and we used to spend the weekends at a palapa he had built there. After a few years, my family built a house on that land, so I had the privilege of growing up waking up to the most beautiful sunrise behind the mangrove by the river, playing around in the water, building rafts out of found pieces of wood, and fishing.

My dad was a hunter and also loved to fish for sport. He doesn't do it much anymore as he is more interested in conservation, but that is the main reason why I spent so much time outdoors as a kid. At some point, my family owned a ranch in the state of Tabasco where we grew hibiscus (among other things I can't remember) and had some cattle. I even learned to ride horses so I could help herd, which I remember enjoying a lot. I wish I would've spent more time there but the area became really dangerous and the land was eventually occupied by some "bad guys." We only went there to visit a few times.

Back in my hometown, we would fish almost every Sunday - sometimes every day during the holidays. I remember my favorite thing was catching catfish, which we never ate but had to release back to the water each time. To be honest, I was extremely afraid of them so it gave me a really weird rush to catch them. I thought they looked like sharks.

After high school, I ended up living in big concrete jungles - Mexico City, Los Angeles, and New York.  Perhaps because I wanted to experience the difference. I did enjoy all of my time spent on concrete but I did grow tired of it after 7 years. I had a need for something more meaningful, more fulfilling.

Being outdoors to me today is how I like to spend most of my time.
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See the rest on our story!! (IG word limits) Photo cred: @kateneve + @strandedonland + @twoguysgoodbuys 🙏🏽

Olivia Arévalo Lomas, of the Shipibo-Conibo people in Perú, was an indigenous Woman, Leader, Cultural Heritage Protector, Healer, Living Embodiment of her People, and Environmental Rights Defender.
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Nearly a month ago, Olivia Arévalo Lomas was murdered close to her home in Ucayali. As a fierce leader, she was a defender of both the cultural and environmental rights and heritage of her people, and a caretaker for the entire community. Her murder falls alongside both the murders of other indigenous leaders in recent years, and the threats that the community has faced with the continued exploitation of the Peruvian Amazon.

The assassination of Olivia Arévalo Lomas does not exist in isolation; the increase in assassinations and threats coincide with the increase in illegal exploitation of indigenous land — in such forms like felling, mining, and land theft by outside companies. This has put indigenous communities at tremendous risk, often leading to the murder of their leaders.

Though many have condoned her murder, and have called for the government to further and better protect indigenous communities and their leaders, this is not a new phenomenon. Last year, the end toll of environmental leaders’ deaths – around the workd – totaled 197 separate cases (201 deaths in 2016, 185 deaths in 2015), and the reality is that murder is only one form of danger that indigenous communities face.

If you’d like to read more, DM us.
(As for the murderer, some sources have confirmed that Canadian Sebastian Woodroffe was responsible for her assassination).
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With this said, we wanted to take the time to honor the very recent passing of the beautiful Olivia Arévalo Lomas. Rest in Power, Rest in Peace.
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Artist: Archenti
Found via: @in_lak_ech
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New read alert!! A HUGE thank you to @melaninbasecamp and @skynoire for giving us space and inviting us to their platform. Check out the link in our bio to read @mikey.ae ‘s // @brownenvironmentalist ‘s new article on the urgency and importance of representation in media. Discussed in the article are folks like @unlikelyhikers @beinggreenwhileblack @nativewomenswilderness @melaninass @lenawaithe @loammagazine + @zerowastehabesha and more. The link is in our bio ❤️🌟
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Old and new, past and future. In the last few postings of #BeenOutside photos we showed 3 generations of one family: great grandmother, grandmother, and mother (above) — records and history that we were fortunate to be able to find and share.
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Given our commitment to providing long form pieces, we’ve been meditating on what the best way to move this account forward in a sincere and fruitful manner while we do work behind the IG scenes, and for this we fell on back on the original inspirations for Brown Environmentalist. Here’s a little of what’s in store.

1. Been Outside: we’re continuing to look for your stories on #BeenOutside. Some of you are working on pieces and investigating already, but we wanna remind others to share as well 🌟🙏🏽 2. Past, present and future. This looks like continuing the convo on environmental intersectionality, its leaders today and yesterday, and providing insight into this no matter how small it might be. As we work on longer pieces, this will be our “bread n butter” or rather our “rice n beans” 😂

3. Sharing more content. We’re going to aim to share more content from other folks that relates to our mission of creating an empowering narrative around bipoc in the environment. Tag us and help us find it!! 4. Contributors. We have upcoming series and pieces by folks (poke poke) and are encouraging others to share as well. There is now a formal application on our website to pitch ideas and stories. Or even just photos and art that you want us to share.

4.5. Our projects as they arise.

And finally:
5. Two summer internships. 1. Graphic Design intern || 2. Social media intern. If you’ve gotten this far, we’re looking for a graphic design intern and a social media intern to help take on the IG and Facebook game. If interested please DM us.
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That’s it for now! Stay tuned as we hit up the @next100 conference today and Saturday.
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Photos courtesy of @mikey.ae 🌟❤️
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