027 – Working to include All The Elements in the Great Outdoors with Soraya Abdel-Hadi


Welcome back to The Earth Sea Love Podcast for Season 2, Episode 027, with a conversation between your host, Dr. Sheree Mack, with Soraya Abdel-Hadi from All The Elements.

EPISODE NOTES

Soraya Abdel-Hadi is an award-winning writer, artist, and advocate for women and diversity in the UK outdoors.

In this episode you get to enjoy the conversation around:

  • Lockdown fatigue
  • Paying attention to the seasons.
  • All the Elements
  • Building community to create diversity in the outdoors
  • Creativity to bring about change
  • Barriers to equitable access to the outdoors
  • Fear – internal and external
  • The dominate image of the Great Outdoors is male
  • Operating from a place of privilege
  • Mixed heritage backgrounds 
  • Getting an outdoors fix with horses and climbing
  • Working with women and sustainability through a holistic lens
  • How the Black Live Matter movement applies to the UK 
  • How to keep hoping and moving forward for change

Bio:

Soraya Abdel-Hadi is an award-winning writer, artist, and advocate for women and diversity in the UK outdoors. She believes in taking a holistic approach to making the world a better place, and writes about sustainability, nature and adventure travel. Soraya is Lonely Planet Sustainable Storyteller 2021 and founder of the All The Elements – a community working to increase diversity in the UK outdoors. She is mixed race – white British / black Sudanese.

Personal website: www.soraya.earth

Socials: @sorayaearth on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

All The Elements website (including free directory and resources): www.alltheelements.co

Socials: @alltheelements_ on Twitter and Instagram

All the Elements next social will take place on 3rd June, and details can be found here.