“Living in a world where your existence alone is considered an act of radical self love and resistance, the outdoors provides me with a sense of relief, tranquility and affirmation. Gentle reminders from the elements remind me that I am strong, I am able and I belong. A warm shield from the evil that exists in the world, letting us know that this earth is so much bigger and kinder than we are. Forever taking time to express gratitude for the world around me, and the opportunity to experience Mother Nature. What a privilege it is that I get to exist because of you, in you and with you. I am a man of trans* experience, I am a hiker, and I belong here.” -Dani / @dammmnit_dani
Location: Eagle Creek, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon. Ancestral land of the Chinook, Multnomah, Klickitat & Yakama. #eaglecreek
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[image description: person stands on sunny ridgeside. Tree-lined gorge in background. Select trees lit up by late afternoon sunlight.]