Miho Aida

About The Teacher

Miho Aida, originally from Tokyo, Japan, is an environmental media artist, educator and outdoor adventurer in California. She is recognized for her inspirational project called “If She Can Do It, You Can Too: Empowering Women Through Outdoor Role Models.” This project is dedicated to promoting media representation of diverse women who pursue outdoor adventures and who develop powerful social, environmental and human rights movements within the backdrop of nature. With this project, Miho hopes for all girls to have outdoor and environmental role models who look, sound and live like them so that they know what careers, adventures and leadership opportunities are possible.

Her first short film: The Sacred Place Where Life Begins – Gwich’in Women Speak was produced as a part of this project. The film received Audience Choice Award at the 2014 Earth Port Film Festival and was nominated for Best Documentary Short at the 2013 American Indian Film Festival. This film was selected for 2015-2016 Wild & Scenic On Tour which travels to more than 100 communities around the country to build a grassroots network connected by a common goal–to inspire people and unite communities to heal the earth.

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