16 Dec Representation Matters…Oge Ejizu
Oge Ejizu is an experienced project manager in Prince2 and Agile, who has over 10 years of experience in the charity sector holding various roles. She is also the London regional leader for Black Girls Hike, a charity organisation set-up by Rhiane Fatinkun in 2019 as a response to the lack of diversity and representation of black women in the outdoors. Black Girls Hike provides a safe walking community for black women, empowering and encouraging them to enjoy the outdoors and nature without feeling intimidated or judged. In this episode of ‘Representation Matters’ Oge Ejizu shares her passion for hiking, how she got involved with Black Girls Hike and the importance of diversifying the outdoors.
You can find out more about Black Girls Hike via Facebook: bghmcr, Instagram: @bgh_uk and Twitter: @UkBgh
Oge Ejizu’s journey into hiking and how she got involved with the charity organisation Black Girls Hike.
Why the countryside is viewed as such a ‘white environment’.
Barriers that black women face when it comes to exploring the outdoors.
What action local authorities and governing bodies need to take to make the outdoors more inclusive and accessible to BAME people.
The future plans for Black Girls Hike.
Hosted by Zakiya Ilyas @zakiyailyas (instagram)
Guest: Oge Ejizu
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