Kristen (she/her) is originally from Toronto and has been living in the Northwest Territories for nearly four years.
Kristen is a former journalist that enjoys writing about social issues and outdoor lifestyles.
When she's not cooking delicious meals, Kristen can be found exploring the Northwest Territories and promoting diversity in outdoor spaces with her organization Amplify Outdoors.
About Amplify Outdoors:
“Amplify Outdoors was established to elevate and encourage diversity in outdoor spaces. Recognizing a lack of representation of people of colour (POC) and marginalized groups in marketing campaigns geared towards outdoor lifestyle, Amplify Outdoors hopes to change existing narratives that perpetuate societal stereotypes about 'who' should enjoy nature and 'who' is considered outdoorsy.
Amplify Outdoors believes that representation is important, and we strive to provide products that empower and amplify diversity in outdoor landscapes and activities.
Ultimately, our goal is for outdoor spaces to be inclusive and safe for everyone to enjoy, because 'Nature is for Everyone’."
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Who is Kristen
Relocating to the the Northwest Territories in Canada (the subarctic)
Making the decision to make a change in her life
Growing up in Toronto
Being a city girl at heart
Not being given the opportunity to spend time outdoors hiking and camping
Wanting a more laid back lifestyle and a slower pace of life
Looking for a new job
Moving to Yellowknife
Wanting to take advantage of the opportunity
Wanting to have new experiences
Moving in January
Going with the flow of life
The transition from the city to the country
Being shocked at how expensive housing was
Getting use to the darkness
Creating a routine and making new friends
Her first experience with hiking and spending time outdoors
Wanting to bring people with her on the journey
Feeling the power of nature and the benefits for her mind
Seeing the beauty in nature
Documenting her journey
The women who inspire Kristen
Matthew Henson - 1st person and first Black man to reach the North Pole
Founding Amplify Outdoors and what’s it’s goal and purpose is
Building a supportive community
Looking to create more events in 2022