Melanin Base Camp, LLC is a little media company with a powerful voice and a major role in normalizing diversity in the outdoors. We began as an Instagram account in 2016 and have since grown to include a popular blog with 17k unique monthly viewers and an active community of over 21k on Instagram where our hashtag #melaninbasecamp has been used over 24k times. We’re also proud to be a founding member of the Diversify Outdoors Coalition. We’re not only writing news about diversity in the outdoors, we’re in it! Keep scrolling to check out our recent interviews, articles and podcasts.



Mitchell, Adam and Bryce Mitchell. "We'll Meet in the Mountains." Elevation Outdoors. May 07, 2018.

Mills, James. 2018 Outside Faces of Change. Outside. May 2018.

Angle, Sarah. “19 Women Who Instagram All the Epic Outdoorsy Things They Do.” SELF Magazine. March 29, 2018.

Baker, Teresa. “Changing Faces of the Outdoors.” Alpinist. October 03, 2017.

Podcast, "Danielle Williams on Skydiving, Storytelling and the Need to Diversify Outdoors." Real Talk Radio. December 22, 2017. 

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McGivney, Anette. “How Do We Use Social Media in the Outdoors.” SNEWS. January 28, 2018.

McGivney, Annette. “6 Young Leaders Working to Make the Outdoors More Diverse.” SNEWS. January 26, 2018.

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Sambursky, Victoria. “How Instagram’s being used to make the outdoors more inclusive and diverse.” Digital Trends Magazine. February 19, 2018.


Cloos, Kassandra. “9 Outdoor Instagram Accounts That Put Women Out Front.” Backpacker. May 8, 2018.


Glassman-Hughes, Emma. “Meet the Activists Making the National Park System More Accessible.” Here Magazine.


Ebner, David. “‘We’ve let our members down:’ MEC looks to boost diversity in marketing and hiring” The Globe and Mail. October 22, 2018.


Kanzinger, Ellen. “Diversify Outdoors Is Changing the Face of Adventure.” Blue Ridge Outdoors. October 29, 2018.


Aman, Hamziye. “At Home in Nature.” Washington Trails Association.