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Speaking Events

Seattle Public Library “Radical Self-Acceptance As Activism” Author Series: BIPOC Access to Travel and the Outdoors with Amanda E. Machado

Travel and Leisure’s Let’s Go Together Podcast: Making Room for Everyone on the Trail

SheExplores Podcast: Episode 41 – Permission Slip: A talk with Amanda Machado

Climate One Podcast: Climate, Conservation, and Capitalism with Rick Ridgeway and Amanda Machado

On Point Radio of NPR: “Teachers Tell Us Why They’ve Left The Classroom”

Tell Me More with Michel Martin of NPR: “Tough Lessons for Teachers of Color”

Creative Fuel Podcast:  Do We Need Newness for Creativity?

Outbound Panel Host: A conversation about the film “Resilience”

Half Earth Conference Panelist: The Future of Conservation

The Northface Outdoor Liberation Speaker Series Panelist: Exploring Intersectionality in the Outdoors 

Backcountry Speaker Series on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion  

WGVU Shaping Narratives Podcast: Alice Lyn with Amanda E. Machado

Nomadtopia Podcast: Nomads and Privilege with Amanda E. Machado

Mentioned by…

New York Times: “What We’re Reading”

National Geographic: “Here’s how travelers of color are smashing stereotypes”

Jezebel: “Young People Are Getting Off the Couch and Traveling

Longreads: Women of Color Are Blazing New Paths on Old Trails

Mic: “Young People Are Planning Holiday Trips More Than Anyone Else. Here’s Why.”

Think Progress: “A Virginia school district isn’t hiring enough teachers of color — but the problem is national”

Citylab: This Travel Package Includes Your Own Personal Instagram Photographer

Huffington Post:  The “Unlikely Hiker” Instagram Shatters Stereotypes of Outdoor Fitness

This Land Documentary: Education Curriculum

Ethical Traveler: Sexual Harassment and Assault of Travelers Goes Beyond White Women in Developing Nations

The Outbound: Writer’s Residency Spotlight

Truthout: Pride and Professionalism Shape the Lives of Gay and Lesbian Teachers

Unlikely Hikers Instagram:

Ariana Huffington: “Catching Up with the Third Metric”

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE): Writer and CIEE Alum Amanda Machado on the Value of International Education

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