The outdoors are for everyone.

Let's build a more inclusive outdoor and travel community.

#EveryoneOutside is focused on creating a more inclusive and culturally diverse outdoor community by elevating the profiles, work, and stories of marginalized athletes, leaders, organizations, and affinity groups, as well as empowering minority members of our community by increasing access to essential outdoor skills and activities.

The Films

Episode 1

Nailah Blades Wylie

Our first film tells Nailah's story, and how she started Color Outside.

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Episode 2

Jess Sporte

Our second film features Jess, an adaptive climber from Colorado, and Paradox Sports.

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Episode 3

Christine Hill

Creating space through online connections

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Episode 4

Teresa Baker

A group of leaders get the first look at a brand new redwood grove in Northern California.

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As a POC-owned business, The Outbound’s mission has always been to make adventure more accessible for everyone. Over the course of the past six years, our community-driven website and mobile apps have grown significantly. And yet, we can do better.

We realize that there are voices, faces, and perspectives that lack strong representation across our channels and within the larger outdoor and travel industries. Our team is committed to changing that.

Our CEO & Co-Founder recently signed the Outdoor CEO Diversity Pledge, founded by Teresa Baker. The #EveryoneOutside initiative is the direct result of the Pledge work that we’ve engaged in with Teresa. This is our way of thoughtfully leveraging the unique aspects of our business that we believe support the creation of a more diverse and inclusive outdoor industry.

News

Fly Fishing With Christine Hill

Creating space through online connections.

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An Interview with Nailah Blades Wylie

"Color Outside is about welcoming women of color to take up space in the outdoors...a place that's not traditionally for us."

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Climbing with Jess Sporte & Paradox Sports

Jess Sporte draws a lot of attention when she's climbing outdoors. She doesn't mind, but she also wishes it wasn't such a big deal.

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Introducing #EveryoneOutside

Learn about about how and why we started #EveryoneOutside.

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Community Partners

Partners

The Outdoor CEO Diversity Pledge

The Pledge pairs leading outdoor brands in one-on-one relationships with inclusion advocates to advance representation for people of color across the industry. We're focused on enhancing representation across staff and executive teams, media and marketing, and athletes/ambassadors. By building a relationship of support, empathy and understanding, versus external skepticism and internal stress, we’re moving the outdoor industry towards authentic inclusion.

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A true force for change.

Teresa Baker is the founder of The Pledge and the African American National Park Event. Her vision is anchored in interacting with outdoor entities (i.e. retailers, NGOs, federal agencies) who are having difficulty engaging diverse audiences within their organization and in outdoor arenas, such as national parks.

@teresabaker11

Committed to building a more diverse and inclusive outdoor community?

Let's do it together. Get in touch with us at team@theoutbound.com.