Managing Director, Artists Repertory Theatre
BLACK GIRL IN THE WOODS chronicles Kisha Jarrett’s journey as a fat, Black woman with chronic illness (Lupus) hiking the 1,200 miles of the Pacific Northwest Trail this summer. We have a team of three (2 women of color and one white male) going all the way through the trail and a full team of 10.Please find our website and sizzle trailer at blackgirlinthewoods.org. We are still in process of finding funding for production, but we have reached the goal of being fully funded for the trail. I am hiking to change the narrative of who belongs outdoors. I am hiking for diversifying the outdoors, to show healthy bodies come in all sizes, and to show people with chronic pain and illness (usually invisible) CAN be outdoors. Additionally, we are working on a docu-series that explores diversification of more outdoors experiences.
Andre Gray (he/him)