Eddie Bauer Guide Tyhree Moore shares how getting outside as a child changed his life. But as he grew older, he became more and more aware of a lack of racial diversity in the outdoors. That’s why Tyrhee founded Soul Trak Outdoors – a non-profit organization based in the Washington D.C. area that helps people of color connect with outdoor spaces and find healing in community.
In our Live Your Adventure video series, we’re partnering with Erin Joy Nash & Sanjana Sekhar of Brave Space Media, two of our 2021 One Outside Film Grant winners, to highlight four Eddie Bauer partners who are tapping into the restorative power of outdoor recreation.
About the Filmmakers
Brave Space Media is a multi-racial, women-led, radically collaborative creative team dedicated to stories of healing that uplift traditionally underrepresented voices. Brave Space’s founder Erin Joy Nash is a visual storyteller working to incite change and foster connection through filmmaking and photography. Her work focuses on elevating voices of womxn and BIPOC around issues of intersectional feminism, antiracism, environmental justice, and compassionate living. Collaborative partner and co-director Sanjana Sekhar is an Indian-American filmmaker, climate action communicator, and outdoor wanderer. Her work seeks to amplify character-driven stories that heal our human relationships to ourselves, each other, and our planet, with a specific interest in socio-ecological justice, ancestral knowledge, and systems of re-nourishment. Together, the team prioritizes imagining, learning, and co-creating a decolonizing approach to filmmaking.
Land Acknowledgement and Land Back Location Fee
This film was created on the ancestral lands of the Shawandasse Tula (Shawanwki / Shawnee), Massawomeck, Piscataway, And Nacotchtank (Anacostan) peoples. Moving beyond simply land acknowledgment, Brave Space Media practices a commitment of 5% of a project’s budget to local #landback initiatives or similar Indigenous-led initiatives that directly support local tribal nations. Traditionally on a film production, filmmakers will budget for the costs of location permitting or renting studios and venues for filming. Brave Space Media wants to encourage all storytellers to consider the land and her stewards as part of the creative ecosystem, to dig deeper into what reciprocity truly looks like, and to continue learning more about how the industry can participate in reparations for stolen land.
Soul Trak Outdoors: Soul Trak Outdoors is a D.C. based nonprofit organization that connects communities of color to outdoor spaces while also building a coalition of diverse outdoor leaders. Soul Trak runs a variety of programming to serve hands-on, experiential programming. Tyrhee is the founder and executive director of Soul Trak.
Learn more about African American history during the Civil War and the trails Tyrhee references that intersect with historical Civil War forts.
Donation to Cedarville Band of Piscataway Indians. The 24,000 years of Piscataway Conoy culture are the roots and backbone of what we now call the Washington D.C. metropolitan area (DMV). This 501c3 non-profit’s current efforts are focused on restoring Indigenous sovereignty and returning to their rightful place on this land. Participating in reparations by contributing to their Land Tax/Rent Payment will not only help the people out of forced poverty and colonization, but it will also begin to heal the many wrongs done to their ancestors by white supremacy, Eco-terrorism, and genocide. Contribute to #LandBack and learn more about the Cedarville Band of Piscataway Indians here: https://www.piscatawayindians.com/projects
Donate to or volunteer for Native Land Digital, the go-to digital map aimed at mapping Indigenous lands in a way that changes, challenges, and improves the way people see history and the present day. We hope to strengthen the spiritual bonds that people have with the land, its people, and its meaning.
Learn more about the history of the Piscataway Conoy Tribe living on what is now known as Washington D.C.
Eddie Bauer One Outside Guide
Tyrhee is a mountaineer and outdoor education advocate born and raised in southeast Washington, D.C. In 2018, he founded Soul Trak Outdoors, a D.C.-based nonprofit that connects communities of color to outdoor spaces while also building a coalition of diverse outdoor leaders.