The Best is Yet to Come

Happy New Year! I am so excited about all that lies ahead for 2010. I’ve got some pretty cool stories in the works to provide more inspiration and visibility of people of color outdoors, as well as some new partnerships to help make it easy for people to get outside.

An earlier look

In 2009, Outdoor Afro was born as a simple Blogger blog and has since been transformed using WordPress and Facebook. The experience of developing the site has opened up a new universe of possibilities for many. To discuss and participate in the outdoors is simply who I am, and it is a rare gift to find work that is so fun, it feels like play. I am tremendously grateful for all the people who have passionately supported this project from the start, which genuinely strives to make a positive difference in the lives of people through the outdoors.

Thank you, and I wish each of you the very best for 2010!


5 Thoughts on “The Best is Yet to Come”

  • I’m so proud of you Rue!! You have done some amazing things this year with Outdoor Afro and I am looking forward to watching Outdoor Afro continue to transform the great outdoors for “us”. Keep doing all that you do.

    • Thanks you guys! Danielle, you have been so supportive every since we connected and I look forward to discover ways we can partner in 2010.

      And Barbara — I am so grateful for you telling me about typos — My goal is good grammar, and I need other caring eyes watching this page to make it happen!

  • Happy New Year, Rue!

    I’m so glad I found you this year. The love of nature and exploration of the wild is so important for all of us. For me, I feel that it fosters in young people an interest in biology and geology and, in general, all the wonders of science. What you do here is so nicely aligned with my mission to increase minority representation in the sciences so I look forward to another fabulous year of great things!

    • Happy New Year to you too Abel! I completely agree about the overlap; like the outdoors, science is everywhere. My own interest in the natural sciences has certainly spiked through the growing OA network. Thanks for helping expand this community in a very important way, and let’s continue the conversation!

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