Unlikely Hikers Podcast 05: Mercy M’fon of Wild Diversity

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Episode 05 with Mercy M’fon of Wild Diversity!

Mercy M’fon is the founder and executive director of Wild Diversity, a non-profit creating outdoor experiences for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) & the LGBTQIA+ communities. She has over 15 years of community leadership as an educator and facilitator and she uses this knowledge and passion to create community-based approaches to decolonized outdoor stewardship that nourish our inherent connection to the land. wilddiversity.com| ig: @wilddiversity 

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This episode was sponsored by, Next Adventure. Both Mercy and I are ambassadors of this local outdoor retailer that’s been outfitting Portland, Oregon for more than 30 years. They are the place to shop for affordable, quality, new and used gear. If you don’t live in Portland, you can shop at Next Adventure online at nextadventure.net

Through May 31st, our listeners can take 20% off all Wilderness Technology products! Wilderness Technology is Next Adventure’s in-house brand and they’ve got everything you need. No limit to how much you buy. Use code “jennyandmercy20” at checkout. My entire hammock set-up, from the hammock, straps, tarp, bug net, etc. is Wilderness Technology and I swear by them.

–Same day curbside pickup for Portland metro area residents
–Free shipping in OR/WA
–Free shipping with purchase of $50 or more everywhere else.
–They’re also offering 20% off all gift certificate purchases. *Redeemable in store only* Customer’s will receive an additional gift upon redeeming!

Show notes

Brené Brown: Finding Our Way to True Belonging
Resilience Conference May 16th & 17th (online)
Backyard Birding Event this Sunday 5/3 (online)
Wild Diversity’s Gear Library

Articles on Mercy: Travel Oregon: Making Oregon’s Outdoors Welcoming for AllPortland Mercury: Our Trails Too Offers a Look at a Better, More Inclusive Wilderness

In the episode, Mercy referenced recent attacks on BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ community members. Here are a few resources: Man Convicted of Hate Crime in Beating of Oregon Trans Woman, Oregon State Parks Are Funding Free Camping Weekends for Disabled, LGBTQ, and POC Campers

Creating a podcast takes an extraordinary amount of time and we are currently unsponsored. Please consider making a donation. Sharing goes a long way, too xo
Podcast drawing by, Olivia Winokur

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