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Danielle Williams

Stories

11th March 2021

Building a media ecosystem for a diverse outdoor culture

An inclusive and diverse adventure culture needs a media ecosystem by and for marginalised voices. The evolution of Melanin Base Camp, which is helping lead the way, reflects the challenges involved in this journey.

Authors

Danielle Williams

Danielle Williams

Danielle Williams is the Founder of DiversifyOutdoors.com and the Senior Editor of blogging platform Melanin Base Camp. Her love of adventure sports began in 2006 when the Army threw her out of her first plane. Danielle graduated from Harvard in 2008 and spent the next 10 years in the U.S. Army with deployments in Iraq and the Philippines. In 2018, she founded Diversify Outdoors, a coalition of outdoor entrepreneurs, activists, influencers and non-profits leveraging the power of social networks to promote racial and gender equity. #DiversifyOutdoors® has been used over 88K times on Instagram.