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Belonging. That was the biggest gift The Roam Collective gave me. The beauty and magic of that sense of belonging changed and inspired me.
- Diana, 2022 BIPOC Fellow
It's not easy walking into spaces where you don't see others that look like you. Mountain biking had always been one of those spaces for me, a place where I felt like an outsider or where other people felt I didn't belong because I'm a Black woman. The Inclusion Program took all of that nervousness away as it guaranteed that there would be a group of womenx at the event that shared similar identities that I could lean on for support and camaraderie.
- Lizelle, 2022 BIPOC Fellow
HOW WILL YOUR DONATION MAKE AN IMPACT?
BY OFFSETTING TANGIBLE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH SUPPORTING OUR PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS
COVERS ONE DAY OF ROAM PARA + ADAPTIVE ATHLETE EVENT SUPPORT
COVERS ONE SPEAKER STIPEND FOR A SHREDTALK PANELIST
COVERS EVENT REGISTRATION FOR AN INCLUSION PROGRAM PARTICIPANT
COVERS TWO TRAVEL STIPENDS TO EVENTS FOR OUR INCLUSION PROGRAM COORDINATORS
Representation matters. It matters when folks see me in these spaces because I am shaking up the way they see the world. My presence means no one is going to have to tell them that 'Black girls do bike.'