diversity outdoors
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15 Instagram Accounts Promoting Diversity in the Outdoors

Green Your Feed - Part 1

Let’s face it, the U.S. outdoors industry has a bit of an issue with diversity and inclusion

Basically, if you’re not a straight, white, and able-bodied man, you likely won’t see yourself represented in the vast majority of promotion materials put out by the industry.

Case in point: I struggled to find a single image of anything but young, white people hiking for the banner of this post. Big shout-out to Pexels for their inclusive collection of images and photographers like @nappy, the creator behind the gorgeous photo above.

But what is a mild inconvenience and an extra 15 minutes of image searching is also a flashing neon sign that says “you don’t belong here” to those of us who don’t often see ourselves represented in the sports we enjoy.

The following 15 creators and adventurers use Instagram as a way to unplug that neon sign, increase visibility for marginalized groups, and spread the message that the outdoors is for everyone. Click the images to give them a follow:

*Note: diversity and inclusion is a “hot topic” right now, but this is not a passing trend. Diversify your feed and continue to listen to experiences unlike your own – not just now, but for a lifetime. Hear new and differing voices, take real action, and always, always, always continue to learn.


@wildginaadiversity outdoors instagram


@naturechola

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@pattiegonia

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@katieboue

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@laura.edmondson

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@fatgirlshiking

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@queerquechua

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@she_colorsnature

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@heyflashfoxy

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@unlikelyhikers

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@switchbackshawty

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@urbanclimbr

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@nativein_la

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@tyrhee.moore

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@badgal_brooky

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This is absolutely not a comprehensive list, these are just 15 accounts that I personally enjoy. Go show them some love and contribute to the causes they support! If you have other account recommendations I’d love to hear them in the comments!

Your sustainable lifestyle coach,