002 – Personal Narrative from Sheree Mack, pt.1

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It doesn’t seem right, Sheree Mack, talking to other women of colour about their relationships with nature without her being open and honest about her connection with nature.
Over a series of short episodes, you’ll be able to find out how Sheree came to enjoy a close connection and appreciation for nature even though it wasn’t part of her upbringing.

Dr. Sheree Mack is the Project Coordinator for the National Heritage Lottery Funded project, Wayfinding: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Great Outdoors,  where she works with Northumberland National Park Authority, Durham Wildlife Trust,  the Northumberland Wildlife Trust,  and Harehope Quarry Ltd. to offer opportunities to People of the Global Majority (PGM) communities in the North of England to spend time outdoors to develop and deepen their relationship with nature.

Sheree’s practice manifests through poetry, storytelling, image and the unfolding histories of black people. She engages audiences around black women’s voices and bodies, black feminism, ecology and memory and facilitates national and international creative workshops and retreats in the landscape, encouraging and supporting women on their journey of remembrance back to their authentic selves. She is currently writing a mixed-genre memoir around a black woman’s body with/in Nature.

Theme music: URL: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Black_Ant/Joanna_Preciado/Mother_Earth

Podcast funded by National Heritage Lottery Fund