Something in my essence: race and nature connections
Sheree Mack, a writer and artist living in England’s north east, uses hybrid writing to explore the experiences of people of colour in nature and the countryside.
Sheree is part of a National Lottery Heritage funded project aiming to understand and eliminate the barriers that limit People of Colour’s communities’ experience and enjoyment of the countryside.
Sheree has generously shared extracts from her visual journals with CPRE. These explore the project, as well as sharing her art and her personal experience of connecting with nature. They feature striking imagery, poetry and prose.
You can explore these remarkable documents in our immersive story here.
If you enjoyed this article you might like to see more on the personal and collective histories of Black people’s relationship with the countryside:
Maxwell Ayamba on My England
Maureen Morant on connecting with trees
Baroness Floella Benjamin’s first impressions of the English countryside