FOUNder. entrepreneur. writer. speaker. facilitator. Climber.
I am focused on creating compassionate space for challenging discussions and personal breakthroughs in order to empower people to be social justice advocates in their own spheres of influence. I believe in the power of people to lead authentic lives with inclusivity at the forefront of our thinking, practice, action, and behavior. I am committed to embracing vulnerability and tension, both natural and necessary facets of creating cultural change.
I approach life with an equity-first mindset, always in an effort to evolve, making steps towards improvement, and in collaboration with others to create new habits of being, and ways of thinking. I encourage others to hold me accountable in person or online. Though it has caused pain in others and myself when I have caused harm, I am taking my lessons from the past and integrating them into my present and future.
I live in Portland, Oregon where I write, organize workshops, climb, and interrogate the construct of whiteness (how it shows up in me and our systems). I started the outdoor media company, Terra Incognita Media: a feminist response to the outdoor industry.
You can check out my writing on Medium.
You can also follow me on Instagram as I talk about my process of detaching from whiteness, record awkward, solo dance parties when I need a break from writing, overshare about my life in Portland, and expose brosumptuous bros @ErinKMonahan