Ambreen Tariq is the founder of @BrownPeopleCamping
, which she launched in August 2016 in celebration of the National Park Service’s centennial. @BrownPeopleCamping
is a social media initiative that utilizes personal narratives and digital storytelling to promote greater diversity in our public lands and outdoors community. Stories that empower people of every background to experience the outdoors, and stories that build a diverse community of people who will challenge the barriers that stand in the way of all Americans accessing and enjoying our nation’s natural heritage.
Through the efforts of her storytelling project, Ambreen strives to share how her life experiences as a Muslim, South-Asian American immigrant female have shaped her love for the outdoors; to reflect more openly on the role privilege plays in enabling us to enjoy the outdoors; and to promote more passionately for everyone to experience and enjoy the outdoors in their own authentic ways.
Ambreen will speak at the Happy Hour: “You Gotta See It to Be It: How Social Media is Changing the Face of Who’s Outside”, Nov. 2 at 5 PM.