Ninjasticking through the woods to bring intersectionality to the outdoors.
When Vasu was only nine months old, he was diagnosed with septicemia, resulting in the amputation of one of his legs. Since then, Vasu has not looked back; with the help of his parents, brother, and friends, Vasu has built up the confidence needed to face new challenges with grace, courage, strength, humor, and unwavering determination.
Vasu witnessed extreme poverty growing up in India, and has been living most of his life with a “dis”ability. He looks at these experiences as a blessing; they have allowed him to truly hone in on his ability to empathize with others. He continues to strengthen his vigor through his work in advocacy for those who face mental and physical limitations. Vasu will continue to inspire others to be a positive influence in their own communities by pushing personal limits, putting others first, and encouraging people to believe in themselves and in their own unique abilities!
He has continued to challenge the biases that go with being a person of color with a disability through his current work as the Adaptive Sports Program Director for Eagle Mount Bozeman, one of the Coordinators for Earthtone Outsideᴹᵀ, and the first adaptive athlete for The North Face.
A one of the coordinators for Earthtone Outsideᴹᵀ, Vasu helps promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) within local NGOs and organizations. To learn more or hiring Vasu for consultation work please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.