Demiesha Dennis (She/Her) is the Founder and Director of Brown Girl Outdoor World (BGOW). Based in Toronto, Canada, she, through her work with BGOW, is actively working to change present narratives related to change, inclusion, belonging and safety in outdoor spaces for diverse, historically excluded communities. As an outdoor enthusiast with a passion for building community and representation in outdoor spaces, Demiesha shares her love for the outdoors through various adventures, while encouraging others to get out and do the same.
As an avid fly angler, Demiesha lends her time to serving on the Advisory Committee on Fisheries and Aquatic Ecosystem Management Plan for Algonquin Provincial Park and also serves on the Friends of Algonquin Park board of directors. She does this while also taking on meaningful opportunities to introduce and engage new participants in the sport of fly fishing.
With a community behind her working to make tangible changes, she is guiding others into nature and challenging them to “Change the Narrative Through Adventure.”