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Meet Kristy Drutman of Brown Girl Green in Corona – Inland Empire

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kristy Drutman.

Kristy, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I am a mixed-race, Jewish and Filipina environmentalist who is passionate about the intersections between digital media and environmental justice. Brown Girl Green was created my senior year of college at UC Berkeley as a response to the lack of representation of Black, Indigenous, and people of color in the mainstream environmental movement. I wanted to create a media platform to highlight the perspective and experiences of diverse environmental leaders and advocates worldwide pushing for an environmentally just future. Now I have a small team of creatives working to sustain and keep this platform going via my videos, blog, podcast, and newsletter!

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It’s had a lot of ups and downs. From battling imposter syndrome to working hard to making this platform sustainable for myself and my team, it definitely feels like I’m just at the beginning of a long road ahead. I have had to hustle hard to find many of the connections, resources, and support I have now to run and manage my platform. If I didn’t have the team I have now, I am sure it would have been even more difficult.

Brown Girl Green – what should we know? What do you do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Brown Girl Green is a media platform that produces podcasts, videos, blog posts, and other media related to environmental justice and advocacy. I continue to work with various content creators, organizations, and companies to produce intersectional environmental content to educate, inspire, and motivate audiences worldwide. I also engage in many speaking events and workshops for a variety of audiences. Lastly, I consult various companies and organizations on digital media strategy as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion practices & priorities.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
The proudest moment of my career so far was building a team of creatives who consistently help me produce content for my platform. Having people, I can rely on and share ideas, thoughts, and visions with has helped me keep going!

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