Taking photos is about capturing the memory on print, not taking life for granted. This moment, along with so many more ... friends, outdoor adventures ... help me find balance.
#optoutside #hiking #day #friends
Living in Dallas meant I was far from the ocean. Which also meant I rarely thought about it or desired it. Now, living in Rogue Valley and only two hours away from the coast, I find myself wishing I was there often. Soon though, soon. For now, we’ll pack our bags for Portland and see what we can find.
Recovering from bulimia was a tremendous step in my process of sovereignty in my queer indigenous body. Seven years ago, I had to take a bone density test and I was osteopenic at the age of 22. My ancestors are housed in my bones and they were quite literally becoming invisiblized through this efficient tactic of self-colonization. Settler colonialism’s standards of western beauty and the narratives that my brown body was not enough was eating me from the inside out—this is internalized oppression in action from reinforced institutional, idealogical and interpersonal oppressions. My bones became hollow through the years of struggle, but my ancestors continued to rejoice and rage within my body reminding me of our resilience. Last month, I got another bone density test and I’m excited to say that I have rebuilt my bones and am not osteopenic anymore. This is survivance in action. As I become whole, my ancestors are made whole, too. As we strengthened our bodies, spirits, souls and minds, we strengthen our lineage. ✊🏽🌿 Not only our human lineage, but also the more-than-human ancestors whose relations we’ve been shaped by. ✨You will not colonize this body✨ 📍Yavapai, Hopi & Western Apache territories #indigenousresistance #indigenousrising #queernature #wearewildness #forceofnature #nativesoutdoors #nativewomenswilderness #diversifyoutdoors #decolonizenatureconnection #nalgonapositivitypride #qtpoc #tpoc #qpoc #queerscout #queersinnature #earthqueer #earthconnection #natureconnection #ecopsychology #genderqueer #genderfluid #gendernonbinary #gendernonconforming #nonbinary #unlikelyhikers #felizafuera #webelongoutside #wildernessculture #optoutside
I've never been much for caving but lava tubes are super cool! Especially in rural Idaho @cratersofthemoonnps
Also a fun side note is that this image was shot on the @sonyalpha
A7II, a camera that I bought, sold, and recently re-purchased 🤣 More on that story soon ✌🏻
Bluebonnet season is here. Texas, you win🌱💫
We have 3-4 more days in SLC and we've done a ton so far. What are some of your favorite places to visit, hike, explore? We are doing the Leonardo tomorrow and the Veteran's Museum on Friday but we'd love to use the mornings to be outdoors if possible! It's just so beautiful here!
Easy hike the other afternoon out at Guadalupe River State Park
Take a vacation that makes you want to drive slow and enjoy the scenery. 🚐
Well I was hoping to find a bigger cactus. You win some you lose some I guess. 📷: @polonumber14
It may be snowing, but hammock season is around the corner 🤘🏼
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Go where you feel most alive🌲
Davy Crockett’s birthplace 🌲
Snoqualmie Falls. I only wish there weren't so many board walks. 🌲🌲