Wild Wanderer Spotlight: Sarah Scruggs

The Wild Wanderer Spotlight Series highlights the stories of queer adventurers in their own words, and we hope that by sharing these underrepresented voices, true diversity and inclusion will begin to make their way into the mainstream.

Wild Wanderer Spotlight: Sarah Scruggs

“When I think about representation, I think about a quote from Ruth Bader Ginsburg; when asked when there will be enough women serving on the Supreme Court, she replied “until there are nine”…I think that logic can definitely be applied to representation in the outdoor industry for queer people and any other group of marginalized people.” – Sarah

What are your pronouns?

She/her/hers

How do you identify?

Cisgender queer ace Black woman

What outdoor activities are you involved in?

Hiking is my #1 activity. I also do camping and running, I’m trying to get better at biking, and do some climbing from time to time.

Tell us about a favorite/memorable outdoor adventure you’ve had:

In your opinion, what are the most important challenges/issues facing queer people outside?

As an LGBTQ+ person, if you could change one thing about the outdoor industry, what would it be?

Representation and visibility! We need it! We deserve it! When I think about representation, I think about a quote from Ruth Bader Ginsburg; when asked when there will be enough women serving on the Supreme Court, she replied “until there are nine”, pointing out that there had been nine men making up the whole court and nobody raised questions. I think that logic can definitely be applied to representation in the outdoor industry for queer people and any other group of marginalized people.

Connect with Sarah Scruggs

Follow Sarah on Instagram.

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Lettie Stratton

Lettie Stratton is the founder of Wild Wanderer, an outdoor adventure site for the LGBTQIA+ community. Lettie is a writer, cyclist, backpacker, hiker, nordic skier, and enjoyer of all things outdoors.

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