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Latria Graham

Latria Graham

Latria Graham is a journalist and fifth-generation farmer living in South Carolina. Her writing has appeared in Oxford AmericanBicycling, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Backpacker, The GuardianSouthern Living, and other local and national outlets. You can find more of her work at


Out There, Nobody Can Hear You Scream

Two years ago, Latria Graham wrote an essay about the challenges of being Black in the outdoors. Countless readers reached out to her, asking for advice on how to stay safe in places where nonwhite people aren’t always welcome. She didn't write back, because she had no idea what to say. In the aftermath of a revolutionary spring and summer, she responds.

Latria Graham
Sep 21, 2020

We're Here. You Just Don't See Us.

There’s a common misconception that black people don’t love wild places. Latria Graham, a southerner with deep connections to farms, rivers, and forests, says the problem isn’t desire but access—and a long history of laws and customs that have whitewashed our finest public lands.

Latria Graham
May 1, 2018

Enough with the Podium Girls Already

We must resolve the sexism ingrained in cycling—starting with ditching the outdated practice of flanking successful male athletes with scantily clad women

Latria Graham
Mar 6, 2018