July 12! So soon! So summer! Come grab a frosty rootbeer or beerbeer and listen to queer adventure stories!
Queer Adventure Storytelling is a new event featuring 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! Join us for presentations and workshops that lie outside of the common narrative found in outdoor media and gear shops. There will be a Q&A after the speakers and time to meet new adventure buddies.
This event happens every second Wednesday of the month at the Lucky Labrador on N Killingsworth. 7pm. Free! RSVP on facebook or don’t, just come!
Guests for July 12:
Kendra Wissel aka Squirrel is a midwesterner who didn’t discover camping or hiking until she was saw mountains for the first time in Colorado at fifteen. It was instant love. She’s been living in Portland for three years now and going to PCC for the EMT/Paramedic program.
Mel Heywood is a Cancerian femme giantess who lives for nature, show tunes, and pizza. She does comedy and storytelling and karaoke all over Portland and has very weak ankles.
Jane Palmieri has never quite been able to move away from Cascadia after booking a one way ticket out of Virginia for an “adventure educator” gig. She is now a rebellious nurse who can also be found participating in direct action activism or calling local square dances.
& 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, 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.
NOTE: Come early! The room only seats 45-50 people so grab a seat before things get nuts. This is also a good idea if you’re planning to have dinner there.
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 2-4 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. This can be defined as broadly as you like! QueerAdventureStorytelling@gmail.com