Writing

Outdoor/Travel/Adventure

The Guardian: Wanderlust on Stolen Land – How to mindfully explore the U.S. outdoors

Outside: Why are adventure hubs so white?

Vox: The strangeness of being a Latina who loves hiking

The Atlantic: How millennials are changing travel

The Atlantic: Traveling teaches students in a way schools can’t

REI Co-op Journal: What POC Backpacking Culture Looks Like

REI Co-op Journal: Rediscovering Latino Culture Outside 

Bay Nature: Experiencing “awe” in nature can bring healing

Sierra Magazine: Why people of color often feel unsafe in the outdoors

Sierra Magazine: The people of color who keep outdoorsy towns running

Sierra Magazine: Digging for Answers — In California, an Indigenous archaeologist uncovers his own culture

Nature Conservancy: A More Open Outdoors— A Conversation with Marcela Maldonado Medina

Roadtrippers Magazine: Women of color are reshaping the outdoors travel industry

Teens of Color Abroad Blog: Dear Young Explorer

The Outbound: “Reclaiming the Land Series”

Ancestry and the Latin American Diaspora

Guernica: A lineage of nonconsent

NBC News: In the United States, I learned that Spanish was shameful

The Atlantic: Traveling while Latino

The Atlantic: Why many Latinos dread going to the doctor 

Vox: My immigrant family achieved the American Dream. Then I started to question it.

Bitterroot Magazine: Latinx artists fight to stay in the Mission

Matador Network: In Napa, Mexican Americans have gone from migrant workers to vineyard owners. Here are 10 Latino-owned wineries to visit.

Matador Network: Meet the Latinx chef cooking “liberation cuisine” to create social change.

Sexuality and Queerness

Typehouse Magazine: “She is one intended for public use.”

Slate: What does queerness look like? On coming out and the immigrant experience

Harper’s Bazaar: The cultural confusion of being sexually assaulted abroad

The Atlantic: The plight of being a gay teacher

The Lily by the Washington Post: Pride month is full of possibility. I’ll miss celebrating this year.

Sierra Magazine: Out and proud in the backcountry — NOLS’s all-LGBTQ expedition provides a safe space for queer outdoor adventurers

The Body: Rebirth of Queer – Carol Queen on past, present, and future queer life in San Francisco

Power and privilege

The Week: The privilege of an American passport

The Atlantic: Why teachers of color quit

The Atlantic: Is it possible to teach children to be less prejudiced?

The Atlantic:  Should schools teach kids to meditate?

Innovate Public Schools: Why we need to close the “belief gap”

Matador Network: The travel industry thinks millennials are out to change the world. Here’s a reality check.

Matador Network: 4 ways Americans are taught the “white savior complex” (and what we can do about it)

Matador Network: 7 things “developing” countries do better than the United States

Matador Network: Being joyful is its own form of protest

Matador Network: Dear travelers: please don’t take photos in developing countries until you’ve asked yourself these 6 things

Matador Network: Let’s stop pretending our travels to developing countries automatically help the poor.

Matador Network: 4 things study abroad programs get wrong (and what we can do about it)

Matador Network: 7 assumptions we need to stop making when traveling to developing countries

Matador Network: 6 uncomfortable truths about traveling in Southeast Asia

Matador Network: Cruise lines have started promoting social justice tourism. Here’s why we should be skeptical.  

Matador Network: 17 responsible travelers habits to pick up in 2017

Podcast Episodes

She Explores Episode 70: Breaking Ground for Others — Camping with the National Parks Conservation Association

She Explores Episode 71: Advocating for Parks Near and Far — Camping with the National Parks Conservation Association

She Explores Episode 112: Voices from PGMONE

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