Sabria Chapman is a first generation Canadian who didn’t start climbing until she was 26 years old. She’s also one of a handful of black women in the world who are attempting elite grades.

Melanin Base Camp, LLC is partnering with Beast Fingers Climbing, LLC and Trango Climbing on their first Kickstarter campaign. Their goal is to raise funds to produce a short film featuring Chapman. For more and to donate visit here.

“Do you remember hearing about black women climbing El Capitan or ascending Mt. Everest when you were growing up? Yeah, we don’t either,” wrote Danielle Williams. “It’s not that black women weren’t doing those things; it’s just that no one was writing about them.” Read Williams’s article Black Canadian Climber Sabrina Chapman on Why Women of Color Should Take Up Space in the Outdoors here.

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