“The dynamic that occurs is a special energy”: women walk together in natural spaces

Guanica – A hot sun shone over the nature reserve Punta Ballenalocated on the coast of Dry forest, in this municipality. Under the shade of the vegetation, more than a dozen women, dressed in sports clothing, gathered on a recent Friday afternoon to walk on the grounds.

Among them was Alondra Carrillo, who recently began photographing birds as a hobby. For the Ponce woman, walking in a group, along with other women, gives her a feeling of security that she would not have felt if she had walked alone along the forest paths.

“It is a way to feel safe, that there will also be other people, who can support each other”, expressed Carrillo. “The trails are usually solitary places because there is only vegetation and fauna. For this reason, one feels that fear – it is always in the subconscious – that something was going to happen to you,” she added.

Carillo and the rest of the group participated, on February 23, in a women's walk, organized by the environmental organization For Naturewhich manages the reserve in collaboration with the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DRNA).