Missed previous episodes? You can catch up here: Episode One: Gareth & Suzy
We’re really happy to launch the fifth episode of our series, Barriers to the Outdoors.
As you well know, we wax lyrical about the life changing mental and physical benefits we’ve both experienced from developing connections with the natural world around us. We truly believe that the outdoors and connecting with nature is something that should be for everyone, but as it stands it isn’t. The thing is, barriers to the outdoors exist in so many ways, and in many circumstances, in ways you might not even have imagined. As we look to diversify this space and strive to make it more inclusive, every single question asked around the topic of privilege and accessibility in the outdoors, the question of barriers comes up in every single conversation. More questions spur out of the question already asked and we truly begin to gain a sense of just how complex an issue getting into the outdoors is for so many people.
In this series, we’re going to be talking to a whole host of people with really different experiences of what barriers have been presented to them and their communities and their thoughts on the issues surrounding this.
In Episode Five, we chatted to Syren Nagakyrie, founder of Disabled Hikers about their experiences with barriers and what it has meant to them as a disabled person and how this fuelled them setting up Disabled Hikers. Disabled Hikers have some incredible guides on their website such as how you make your content more accessible. This conversation was so interesting and we really hope it allows you to question some of the notions you maybe didn’t even realise you had. You can follow Syren’s work on Instagram as well, and donate to the great work they do via their Patreon.
Let’s get listening!
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