Media and Interviews

Articles

Washington Trails Association – Helping Disabled People Find Belonging Outdoors. Syren wrote this feature article for the Summer 2020 Washington Trails magazine, available in print and on the web. It includes lots of suggestions for inclusion and accessibility.
Washington’s National Park Fund – Syren wrote this article for WNPF titled “Disabled Hikers – Love Your Self, Love Your Place”. It provides a great introduction to my experiences as a disabled person, what led me to create Disabled Hikers, and what we aim to do.
Outside Online – “How Disabled Hikers Created an Adventure Playbook For All” is a full length article about Disabled Hikers for the Outside online magazine.
Portland Audubon – an article about Disabled Hikers and building an inclusive, intersectional, accessible outdoors movement with people with disabilities. Republished by National Audubon Society
Bitch Media – “Disabled Athletes are adaptive, resilient, and still locked out” features Disabled Hikers and several other disabled outdoors people. Read the series!
New York Times – Disabled Hikers was included in this article about Unlikely Hikers and diversifying the outdoors.
Grist – “These proud LGBTQ adventurers are putting the ‘out’ in outdoors” includes Syren and Disabled Hikers
REI Co-Op Journal – Syren was included in a feature of LGBTQ+ outdoor adventurers.
OutdoorsNW Magazine – an article about the Disabled Hikers Guidebook for one of the largest outdoor magazines in the northwest. (Pages 18-20)
Peninsula Daily News – A feature article in a special section of the Olympic Peninsula’s syndicated newspaper (Pages 22-24).
North Olympic Land Trust Newsletter – Syren wrote a short article about Disabled Hikers and love of place for the land trust’s seasonal newsletter.
SELF Magazine – Syren wrote a recommendation of an accessible fall hike for The Best 15 Places to Go Hiking in the Fall

Videos

Access Nature –  What does accessibility in the outdoors actually mean, and how can it be improved for all people with disabilities? This fully captioned, audio described, and transcribed video was produced by Rooted in Rights and written and directed by Syren Nagakyrie.

Podcasts

Unlikely Hikers – Jenny Bruso interviewed me for her podcast. We talk about ableism in the outdoors and why disability is so often left out of the diversity conversation. It includes perspectives from several other disabled outdoors-lovers.

Breaking Green Ceilings – is a weekly interview series that amplifies the voices of environmentalists from historically underrepresented communities. In Episode 23, Syren talks about my experiences of invisible disability, why I created Disabled Hikers and how to create more accessibility in the outdoors, as well as topics around ableism, inspiration porn, the social model of disability, and racism in the disability community.

Uninvisible Podcast – is a podcast about invisible illness and disability with Lauren Freedman. I talk about my experiences with healthcare as a lifelong chronically ill and disabled person, the role of advocacy, and how to make the outdoors more accessible.

Ambassadorships

Hello Ranger Community – I am the Invisible Disability Ambassador for Hello Ranger, a national parks community social application, podcast, and blog. I write at least six articles per year. Follow my journey at the link!

I am available for interviews, features, and regular columns. Contact me for media requests.

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