Queer Adventure Storytelling is a monthly 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! All ages. RSVP on facebook or don’t, just come!
Guests for August 9:
Eleanor Alice is a metal artist currently turning her urban farm into a retreat and educational center. She’s traveled most of the Americas and Europe, hiked in New Zealand leading llama packs, she’s a mountaineer and has a strong interest in appropriate technology and alternative building methods.
Maren Stjarne is a queer kid who is really good at chatting with strangers and getting lost in new cities. If they were a ghost, they would haunt hostels and make sure queers and femmes got home safe and creepy dudes had a terrible time.
Kyle Piper-Smyer is a teacher and wordsmith who’s been adventuring the globe for 34 years. She has the soul of an order muppet wrapped in a thick outer covering of chaos muppet, useful when wrangling her twin toddlers. She is also the producer of a new podcast, Quid Pro Queer, which explores life as queer ladies attempting to adult.
Stephanie Faull is a queer, white-passing PoC, PNW native, lady farmer, toiling away in the world of outdoor retail to make her homesteading dreams come true.
& 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