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REI SUMMER 2018 CAMPAIGN/ CATALOG
“When REI invited Luz, Adriana, Karen and Cassie on an epic trip through Mexico for an early dose of summer, we got a resounding yes. Follow them through two weeks of canyons, cacti, beach camping and cats. Then start scheming up your own summer odyssey.”
Summer 2018 Karen had the opportunity of a lifetime to take a trip with the REI Team! It included remote sandy beaches, world famous ceviche tacos, hugs for ALL the doggos and amazing moments of laughter. Look through all five chapters here!
17 INSPIRING & ADVENTUROUS WOMEN OF COLOR TO FOLLOW IN 2018
“Karin lovingly shares her adventures in the outdoors and in the realm of advocacy–– the non-profit she founded, Get Out, Stay Out, seeks to get migrant indigenous kids exploring outside. Karin’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the outdoor industry is both important and inspiring, and something we can all learn from.”
Blog Post on Melanin Base Camp- Around the bonfire: GET OUT STAY OUT!
A couple years ago I began working with the migrant youth in my community. Their fears, insecurities, and internalized shame were all so similar to me. They were mine. It tore my heart apart to know that in my community there were kids growing up ashamed of their culture, their roots, their skin tone. I thought long and hard and came to the conclusion that I could fight against this by giving them a safe space where leaders and mentors who looked like them, spoke like them could come together to play, explore and be shamelessly goofy, wild and silly in the outdoors. The outdoors offered the perfect environment to foster this interpersonal growth.