Stephanie spent her childhood outdoors at her paternal grandparents farm. It was there she was the assistant to her Grandfather taking care of the farm animals, gardening with her Grandmother and enjoyed hiking, camping and anything that included nature. At 36, being quarantined Stephanie found going back into nature was the only way to relieve her of the pressures 2020 presented us all with. August 2020 our founder invited friends to join her hiking and this community of black women hiking began. One of Stephanie's objectives with this passion project is to debunk myths that black women are "afraid" of the outdoors. Black Girls Hike Too! is a bold declaration Stephanie is making to say we can hike, camp, swim, kayak, canoe, hunt, fish and take up space in the great outdoors as well.