Marinel de Jesus

Insights For Sustainability From The Trekking Tourism Industry: Decolonization & Advancing The Roles of Indigenous Women

Access for this interview starts Thursday, August 22, 2019
at 9 am EDT/6 am PDT

Access ends Sunday, August 25, at 9 am EDT/6 am PDT


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Marinel de Jesus is the founder of Peak Explorations and Brown Gal Trekker, founded to create inclusion and equity in the trekking tourism industry by way of advancing the voices of indigenous women in the local mountain trails. She has been published in Huffington Post, Matador, Adventure Journal, Outside Magazine, Backpacker Magazine, among a few other media sites.

Access Marinel’s interview here

Please visit recently launched The Porter Voice Collective a place to listen to, celebrate, amplify and elevate the porter voices in Peru, Nepal and Tanzania.

This movement aims to decolonize the trekking tourism industries in all three regions and create new best practices that will improve the working conditions and the lives of porters, including indigenous women who are becoming more a part of the industry.

The improvement in the working conditions will result in their success in this male-dominated industry that have yet to demonstrate gender equality.

Learn more and join the movement at the PVC website & FB community group.