The Strange Alienation of Being a Latina Who Loves Hiking

July 10, 2017

Amanda Machado shares her experience as a Latinx women navigating the world of outdoor recreation.

Excerpt: “As I participated more in outdoor culture, I envied my friends who could enjoy nature without thinking of these issues, who could enjoy a weekend in the woods without also considering the impact of class, race, gender, and privilege that exists within it. As writer Narinda Heng argued in a piece for the blog Racialicious, too often people use the ‘chill culture’ of outdoor recreation as an excuse for not looking critically at social issues. But as people of color, we don’t necessarily have the privilege of relaxing as much as others.”

Read the full story in Vox.