How Wild Diversity works to make Oregon outdoor spaces safer for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities

From OregonLive/The Oregonian | For many Oregonians, the healing power of outdoor recreation is intuitive. Whether we’re hiking, kayaking, swimming, or simply sitting in a green space, many of us have felt what studies by social scientists and health-care researchers have shown: that empowering outdoor experiences lead to reduced stress, increased happiness, and greater emotional …

Through community-based care, doula SeQuoia Kemp advocates for radical change

From | SeQuoia Kemp has been providing support to birthing mothers, their partners and families before, during and after pregnancy and childbirth in Syracuse, N.Y., for more than a decade. And in a time where maternal mortality rates in the United States are staggeringly disproportionate for Black mothers and abortion rights are at risk …

Youth mentorship organizations trying to ‘ramp back up’

From the Bend Bulletin | by Garrett Andrews | The pandemic has taken on a toll on children’s mental health, with the full impact not likely to be understood for decades. But one thing proven to help children experiencing mental health problems is the presence of a reliable, caring adult. Read Full Article

Getting Uncovered

things are not getting worse, they are getting uncovered. we must hold each other tight and continue to pull back the veil. adrienne maree brown