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Climber Interview: Kareemah Batts

Written by Dynamite Starfish

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Posted on February 15 2021

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To start, what are a few ways you identify yourself? (some examples: name, age, type of work you do.) But really, anything you believe is important.

Kareemah Batts, 30s, Self-identified roles include: seat-filler, sound piece, peace keeper, friends to the outdoor community.

How did you start climbing?

Colorado Mountain School 2011

Image of Kareemah Batts

Image of Kareemah Batts

 

What impact has climbing had on your life?

EVERYTHING!

What are some other things you do that you find most fulfilling?

Karaoke, taking care of my plants, cooking for myself and others....just simply nourishing people in any way ( heart, body or soul) gives me the most elation, and Van Leeuwans non-dairy ice cream

Image of Kareemah Batts

Image of Kareemah Batts

 

If you could tell the world one thing, what would it be?

Open your ears and hearts. IF you listen hard enough, at the foundation of our beings we all want and needs the same things in life. Use those foundations to tie us together and preserve our earth and everyone/thing that lives on it.

Favorite thing about Dynamite Starfish?

small minority women run business.

Image of Kareemah Batts

Image of Kareemah Batts

 

Is there something you're working on that you'd like to tell our community about? We love a good story.

I wish I could tell you the best stuff im most excited about, but Im not the only one involved and I have to respect the launch procedure. But generally I like the work Im doing with other non-profits besides my own in 2021 and moving forward. Its an exciting year for ROI(Return on Investments) on my favorite environmental and social justice investments.


 You can find Kareemah on Instagram at @herhopness

Want to get to know more of the climbers in the amazing Dynamite Starfish community? Check out our archive of Climber Interviews here.

We hope you have enjoyed these sneak peeks into climbers' lives. We're on a mission to share diverse stories about rock climbing. Let's push the boundaries of who we know as climbers. Let's use our energy and passion for the outdoors to love our environment and inspire one another.

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