I am STOKED to announce a new event, Queer Adventure Storytelling! It will feature stories of the outdoors, traveling and beyond by queer, trans and gender non-conforming speakers. We hope to build community, share knowledge, elevate lesser-heard voices and inspire each other’s next adventures! I’m hosting this with Travis Frost and Trevor Homework McKee! Queer Adventure Storytelling will be a free, monthly event beginning Wednesday, May 10. Our first guest is Mercy Sham! RSVP on Facebook or don’t, just come! More details below…
From the invite:
This event will happen every second Wednesday of the month at the Lucky Labrador on N Killingsworth. 7pm. Free!
Our first one is Wednesday, May 10! With special guest, Mercy!
Mercy considers herself to be an outdoorist. Relaxing, regenerating and challenging herself in the outdoors. Getting outside and hiking in different continents, she appreciates the easy and beauty of the natural world that breaks us out of our daily routines.
& your hosts:
Trevor Homework McKee – Long Distance Hiker, renaissance trans man, and Trail Correspondent for Sounds of the Trail Podcast. He currently represents the Northwest Outward Bound School as a Course Director and Lead Instructor. Find him at www.SoletoSoil.com
Travis Clough – Queer lover of mountains and all things outdoor adventure. Originally from Maine, he now adores exploring the Cascades. He is the Operations Manager & Instructor for the The Venture Out Project – ventureoutproject.com, an LGBTQ+ outdoor organization based out of Portland, OR and Northampton, MA.
Jenny Bruso – Queer, fat, femme, cis, former indoor kid and writer whose life changed after an accidental hike in 2012. Through her blog, jennybruso.com, and instagram community, @UnlikelyHikers, she aims to put a spotlight on diversity, inclusion and visibility in the outdoors.
Allies are welcome to attend. This space and the bathrooms are wheelchair accessible.
Are you interested in reading
or presenting at a future event?
We will need anywhere from 1-3 guests for each event, so shoot us an email with what you may have in mind and a little bit about your background as a queer adventurer. QueerAdventureStorytelling@gmail.com