Dear Terra Community,

Are you as excited as we are that the sun in our hemisphere is showing itself a little more? Up here in the Pacific Northwest the winters can exacerbate mental health issues. We hope you are all taking care of yourselves and being gentle and loving with your capacity to keep up with the churn of capitalism. We must be intentional with our time and energy, as well as our actions and thoughts. We are inspired by Solange's newest album, especially her interlude titled, "Nothing Without Intention." This is a deeply important reminder -- this newsletter is dedicated to Solange and her art.

We are so honored and humbled by the steady stream of applications we have been receiving for Terra co-founders! We are still accepting applications. Our network is not huge, so we want to invest time into our search, especially for something with so much weight as co-founding our platform :)

Could it be you?!

BIG THANKS to everyone who contributed to our Squarespace hosting fee!!! We successfully raised all $216 that we needed to keep our site live through 2019 thanks to our community! Because we are completely independent, we rely on our readers' support! We appreciate any amount of donation --it all goes towards paying our incredible contributors, the daily grind of the work that goes into maintaining the platform, and saving up for a possible summit we may host in the future...! 

You can also become a monthly patron for just $1 on our Patreon site! We have to constantly fundraise to keep our authentic content free from corporate sponsorship.

If you're able to make a gift of $5 or $15 or even $50 to kick us off this March please do! Your additional contribution means so much to us no matter the amount!

We are ALWAYS looking for submissions so send us your pitches!

While we have white women giving each other awards for doing jack shit, Teresa Baker has been putting in the real work to create equity and inclusion in the outdoor industry with the Outdoor CEO Pledge. She will be in Portland, Oregon this upcoming March 12th to talk about the necessity of diversity in environmentalism. Following Baker's presentation, there will be a panel discussion with local leaders and innovators in Outdoor Equity including Mercy Shammah of Wild Diversity and Miché Lozano of Latino Outdoors.
See you there! 

Don't miss the latest essay on the site by the incredible Kima Nieves! You can support her patreon here and read more of her insightful, critical work!

Events to look out for:

Indigenous Women Hike (IWH) will be at the Women's Climbing Festival, in Payahüünadü (Bishop, CA), so if you attend be sure to say hi to founder Jolie Varela! IWH will be sharing a table with Kin-sin-ta' Joseph. Kin-sin-ta' is a native jewelry maker and is the creator behind The Paya Hupa Way! Be sure to buy a gorgeous necklace or pair of earrings! Support indigenous creators!


Facilitate for Freedom: A Facilitation Skills Workshop Hosted by AORTA

Coming up on March 14th in Portland, Oregon!

Must Support and Follow:

Cheekbone Beauty is "the lipstick for a cause company." Canadian made global brand owned by an Indigenous Woman! Created to Empower the lives of Indigenous youth!!

If you are a white person who wants to work on their anti-racism we highly recommend L. Glenise Pike! She has an active Instagram account where she posts in-depth, informative messages about anti-racism, and also has a patreon where she publishes regular videos that dive into topics like “How to Show Up for Your BIPOC Friends When Racial Violence is in the Media.”

Must Watch:

Tune in tomorrow, Tuesday March 5th, to learn about how capitalism and environmental degradation are connected to the law. This event is hosted by Women of Color Speak Out— this group does incredible climate justice work.

Must Read:

An Open Letter to White People Who Want to Use Their Platform to Dismantle White Supremacy

INDIGENOUS ACTIVISTS WIN MAJOR COURT RULINGS AGAINST MONSANTO IN MEXICO -- this is monumental. GMO soy farming, which leads to monocultures, is detrimental to bees and the environment. Learn more about GMOs.

"GMOs are part of an industrial system of agriculture that is destroying the planet. … [T]hese corporate led monocultures are destroying biodiversity, and we are losing access to the food systems that have sustained us throughout time."

Vandana Shiva, philosopher and anti-GMO activist

Must Listen:

SOLANGE HAS ARRIVED ONCE AGAIN! We are re-visiting her classics too, of course. 

Thank you for your engagement and encouragement! Your comments, likes, shares, and subscribes for $1 a month to our Patreon, really mean the world to us. Here's to setting the intention of doing nothing without intention!
💕We are dedicated to delivering fierce, feminist media no matter what bullshit we have to navigate in the outdoor industry. 💕

With you in solidarity,

Erin Monahan
founder, Terra Incognita Media
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