@browngirlsclimb Takeover Day 1 // #melanincrushmonday
Greetings everyone! We are Brown Girls Climb and we’re taking over to share with all of you why we love our public lands and how we support these lands every time we climb!
To start we want to acknowledge and thank the generations of people who have helped steward and preserve these lands before us, including the Ute, Arapaho, and Cheyenne people, who are native to the mountains we climbed in the picture above at North Table in Golden, Colorado. Learn the local ethics for the places you climb and respect wildlife, sensitive plants, soils, and cultural resources --> Check out Access Fund’s #theclimberspact for more info.
Our community is made up of self-identifying women all over the world and all over this beautiful country. We represent all aspects of education, income levels, family dynamics, cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, experiences, and climbing levels.
Follow along this week as we #climbthehill with @boccrew, @heyflashfoxy, @accessfund, and @americanalpine and join us in protecting and preserving our history and the lands we love.
“Brown girls do climb and we will continue to climb. We climb over mountains and boulders. We climb over generations of oppression, injustice, abuse, and rape. We climb over doubts, fears, struggles, and insults on a daily basis. We climb because we must and will continue to climb because even though the statistics may not be in our favor, the weather is good and today is a great day to start the ascent.”
Pictured are just some of the leaders that make our community even stronger by leading on the rock and in their communities.
Bethany Lebewitz, Brittany Leavitt (@bleavitt), Chela Irlando-Garcia (@xelabela), Grace Anderson (@amaze_me_grace), Jael Berger (@jberger17), Laura Edmondson (@laura.edmondson), Monserrat Alvarez (@in_lak_ech), Sasha McGee (@nibblekit)
*Not pictured* Melise Edwards (@meliseymo), Michelle Stelly (@thewanderingqueen), Vanessa Flores (@zvanez)
#weouthere #wevebeenhere #documentationmatters