Mission & Vision
The Rusty Anvil is an educational organization reconnecting BIPOC & LGBTQ+ individuals to their place in nature through mindful wilderness trips and place-based skills while serving as a platform for cultural transformation.
Through forest bathing trips, tracking workshops, and youth wilderness immersions I hope to inspire and empower BIPOC and LGBTQ+ individuals to feel connected to the outdoors and equipped to take their own wilderness trips in confidence. My goal is to build a safe and supportive outdoor community that weaves together networks of BIPOC & LGBTQ+ folks both on and off the trail, and inspires conscious environmental stewards of change.
Philosophy & Values
Finding Ourselves in Nature
As marginalized individuals we are constantly navigating social constructs that tell us who we are and what we are worth. In nature there is no one to tell us who and how to be. The natural world provides space for us to find those answers for ourselves.
Supportive Outdoor Community
Spending time in nature with people that make you feel seen, validated, and safe is one of the most important pieces to our collective liberation. When we work together in the backcountry we weave together relationships that are strengthened by accountability.
Respect for First Nations and All Living Beings
We understand that we are all on stolen land. Based out of Mohican and Pocumtuc land, we honor those who came before us and nurtured the lands we call home.
Building a relationship of intimacy with the natural world is an important part of our work moving forward, and it is a foundational way to honor the Indigenous stewards of the land. We encourage an awareness and respect for all living beings in our programs.
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