Joe Kanzangu

Joe Kanzangu is an adventure and culture writer, presenter and host. He’s written for Undark Magazine, Complex and The Guardian. His work has been featured in Mother Jones, Adventure Journal, Salon and High Country News. He reports on the polymorphic Black experience in nature and the trailblazers leading the way.

As an outdoor enthusiast, you can find him skating, snowboarding, skiing, surfing and everything in between. When he’s not outside or researching the socio-historical components of our current social climates, you can find him cooking for those around him. He’s on a journey to build vibrant communities through food and culture. If you really look you might see and hear him in a few commercials. He’s currently based between Denver and New York City. You can tune into his travels on Instagram and Twitter.

All Articles From Joe Kanzangu

Three Words Straight Guys Still Can’t Say to Each Other

When a stranger confronted him about saying “I love you” to a friend, Joe Kanzangu was caught off guard. So he asked his friends: Are we the odd ones out?

A Guide to Colorado’s Underrated Adventure Towns

If you’ve never experienced the outdoor cornucopia offered by Durango, Silverton and Ouray, consider this your invitation

Tracking Down the Shoeless Mushroom Guru of the West

What can eccentric mycologist Larry Evans teach us about fungi, climate action and ourselves? First, our writer had to find him.

The Sundown Town Road Trip: A Black Adventurer’s Journey of Discovery

This spring, Joe Kanzangu set out to explore the diversification of the great outdoors in places that were previously built to exclude