Outside Voices - An Anthology of Lived Experience

Who is the outdoors for?

And how comfortable do people feel there?


Through honest interviews, graphic interpretation, heartfelt poetry and music, the Outside Voices project, conducted by the Youth Hostel Association (YHA) explores personal relationships with green and blue space.


The project, part funded by the National Lottery Emerging Futures Fund, delves into the impact of the pandemic on attitudes and access. It asks what barriers exist and why exclusion persists and provides a creative outlet for voices so often unheard.

Debbie, Andy and Jonathan were very honoured to be part of this project and had a get time working with Dr Pen Mendonça who brought her graphic cartoon facilitation expertise to the project.


The Outside Voices e-book is an anthology of human stories, with contributions from a diverse range of communities – download your copy (PDF, 3.3MB).