Reclaiming Space In Colorado’s Historically White Outdoors

Photo via Kriste People’s Instagram

Black folks have always had a special connection to the land and outdoor spaces. However, due to racial terror, economic status, and/or access, many Black people have avoided engaging in outdoor recreational activities.  Thoroughly cognizant of the history of slavery and lynchings and traumatic horrors that took place on the land, Black women such as Kriste Peoples are forging a reconnection with nature – you might call it a reclamation. 

On this month’s Black Talk, host Michele Simpson talks with Peoples about reclaiming space in the outdoors as a black woman. Tune in and learn how and why Kriste was inspired to answer the call to adventure and has encouraged others to join her.

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Alexis Kenyon

Alexis Kenyon is an experienced radio reporter with more than 15 years of experience creating compelling, sound-rich radio stories for news outlets across the country. Kenyon has master's degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism in radio broadcast and photojournalism. She has worked in KGNU's news department since 2021 as a reporter, editor, and daily news producer. In all her work, she strives to produce thought-provoking, trustworthy journalism that makes other people's stories feel personal. In addition to audio production, Kenyon runs KGNU's news internship program and oversees the department's digital engagement.
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