GirlTrek: The Mountaintop

As a collaborator since 2011 (first commission out of undergrad), GirlTrek (www.girltrek.org) is special, both for its personal significance, and for its mission to train black women to organize as sisters in health and wellness. These photos, from a 2015 retreat in Estes Park, Colorado, were taken over two weekends, during which 150 women from across the country were trained in organizing, leadership, CPR, and outdoor adventure basics. The women, ranging in age from late 20s to early 60s, came together to learn and explore in the Rocky Mountains. The weekend culminated with a seven mile trek at 10,000 feet and lunch at a glacier lake.