Welcome to Outdoorsy Black Women! We’re so glad to have you and can’t wait to meet you. In the meantime, here’s a collection of information and tips to help you make the most of your experience in this community. However, the best way to learn about Outdoorsy Black Women is to dive in— add friends, join groups, participate in discussions, start new conversations on the timeline, and much more. 😀

The Basics:

What is Outdoorsy Black Women?

Simply put, Outdoorsy Black Women is a social network created by a Black Woman (Toyin Ajayi) for all Black Women. Whether you’re cis, a trans woman, or non-binary and feel comfortable being in spaces that center around experiences of Black Women, I wanted to help Black Women connect through their love and/or curiosity of all things outdoorsy.

What does membership offer? 

Access to full community, chapter groups, hikes, meetups, classes, events, members-only giveaways, event/meet & greets discounts and more!

What are the membership options?

We have a monthly membership option and your first hike with us is FREE. We also have a free membership option. With the free membership, you will have to pay for meetups/events separately and will have limited access to the community. You can directly manage or cancel your membership at any time with no cancellation fees. Our membership is non-refundable and non-transferable. You will get a reminder email a week prior to your renewal charge. You can cancel your renewal prior to its renewal charge.

Who is Outdoorsy Black Women For?

  • At least 18 years old
  • You are a woman, identify as such or non-binary
  • You are of Black/African descent
  • You are not a convicted sex offender
  • We haven’t previously disabled your account for violations of our Terms or Policies
  • You are not prohibited from receiving our products, services, or software under applicable laws.
What is membership verification and why is it needed?

Membership verification is the process we use to make sure each member is who they say they are. This measure is in place to keep the community safe for our members.

Until your account is verified, you will not have full access. Without full access, you will not be able to register for meetups, view resources, sign up for events or communicate with other members. Our verification process can take up to 72 hours, however, we usually complete it much faster.

If it’s not completed properly, you will be asked to do it again. Your account will have limited access until you do complete it.

We Appreciate Our Allies!

While Outdoorsy Black Women is made specifically for Black Women and Afro-WOC, we want to say thank you to any allies out there and appreciate you respecting the network and who it’s for. If you would like to offer support, help spread the word and you can follow us on social! Also, you’re welcome to check out our blogs 🙂

What are the “rules?”

We’re so glad you want to know! You can find all our policies linked directly below. These include information on trust, safety, and privacy— which we value highly. Please please take time to review our rules so this community can remain a safe and enjoyable space for everyone.

You must use your real name and identity on the service. Nicknames can be used as a username.

  • We may require users to use the name they use in real life so other users know who they are connecting with. If we receive a complaint about a potential fake name, we may require users to provide identity verification.
  • We prohibit any attempt to impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.
  • We prohibit the creation of duplicate or multiple accounts by one individual, whether representing themselves or another entity.
  • We prohibit unauthorized categorization or promotion of accounts (e.g. adding blue check marks or fake moderator badges to profile photos)
  • We prohibit “username squatting,” (e.g., intentional registration of “branded” usernames or acting with a bad faith intent, e.g., to sell the handle at an inflated price)

Community Standards

Terms of Service

Privacy Policy

Return Policy

Posting Options & Privacy

There are 4 options for posting to the timeline/wall; Public, All Members, My Friends, Only Me.

*If you post something and it’s public, it can also be seen on the public timeline for people that aren’t logged in*

Group Types & Privacy

There are 3 types of groups; Public, Private and Hidden.

*If something is posted in a Public group, it is considered a Public post and can also be see on the public timeline for people that aren’t logged in.*

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How can I manage my account?

Under account settings you will find options for managing your account;
Login Information
Email Preferences
Blocked Members
Group Invites
Export Data

2. How can I stop members I’m not connected/friends with from inviting me to groups?

You can find this option under Account Settings > Group Invites.

3. How Do I Set or Change My Username?

First you would need to navigate to your profile. You can do this by clicking “My Account or “My Profile”. Once you get there, click edit profile.

4. How do I create a group?

Outdoorsy Black Women would like to keep a standard with the quality of groups in the network. In order to make sure all the groups are beneficial to members, a group creation process is in place.

To create your own group you Click Here. *All groups are subject to approval*

If a group does not meet the standards of the community or conflicts with any rules, terms and/or conditions of the community it will be deleted.


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