Here are some things that I really like lately.
Owen Pomery’s drawings. His drawings make me feel nostalgic for places I’ve never been.
Ellie J Sampson’s adorable, detailed paper models.
Sean Conway: https://twitter.com/geo_spatialist?lang=en
One more view of Arran with a little more of the Islands. No depth of field this time so everything is sharp.— Sean Conway (@geo_spatialist) June 15, 2020
If anyone wants it - https://t.co/gu6ROxUbSe#arcgispro #blender #gis #lidar #geospatial #3dart #isleofarran #arran @OrdnanceSurvey @BritGeoSurvey pic.twitter.com/I5tBnrVxc4
- Outside Online: Solo Hiking the Appalachian Trail as a Queer Black Woman
Heading north from Springer Mountain in Georgia, the Appalachian Trail class of 2017 would have to walk 670 miles before reaching the first county that did not vote for Donald Trump
- Interview with WBUR: Black Bodies, Green Spaces
Rahawa hiked the entire Appalachian trail in 2016. In her article for Outside Online and podcast interview, she talks about her hiking experience, love of nature, and the extra feelings of vulnerability as a black woman going through towns with racists pasts. There is also a lot interesting discussions about the outdoor community and the choice of people they use for advertising these spaces: why do National Park brochures and outdoor equipment advertisements mostly show young, white, male faces?
I fell in love with hiking and exploring nature while living in Colorado. I lost touch with it when I moved to Berlin. Reading her experience inspired me to listen to the part of me that loves nature again.
Related: Robert Taylor’s Backpacker interview from 2000, which talks about his racist encounters while hiking the Appalachian Trail.