Queer Adventure Storytelling – October 11

RSVP on Facebook! Or don’t, just come!

Queer Adventure Storytelling happens every second Wednesday of the month featuring stories of the outdoors, traveling, and beyond by queer, trans and gender non-conforming speakers. Let’s build a NEW outdoors narrative together!

Lucky Labrador on N Killingsworth. 7pm. Free! All ages, but we can’t promise stories will be kid-friendly.

Our guests for October 11:
Christine Bedenis, Miché Lozano, Adam Kinnard, Pheonix Blickle (bios below)

& your hosts!

Travis Clough & Jenny Bruso

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.

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Are you interested in reading
or presenting at a future event?
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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

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Christine Bedenis is a Queer Michigan-native with itchy feet has lived in places across the US and around the world. Working both formally and informally as a cross-cultural storyteller, with a particular on global social justice issues.

Miché Lozano is a gender-queer, first-generation, Mexican immigrant with over 5 years of experience working in the field of conservation biology. All the way from southern Arizona, they have been traveling and living the “#vanlife” in their super sweet converted tiny home for exactly one year this month, doing seasonal conservation work, rock climbing, and exploring all over the West. You can watch many of their expeditions on their Youtube channel !Viva La Van! or follow them on instagram @viva_la_van_

Adam Kinnard is a Queer ginger raised in the Bay Area. He’s been living in Yosemite for the past two years working in outdoor education. In need of an urban adventure, he set his sights on Portland, where he’s been for less than a month. Things he’s most excited about for city life: food, dance classes, and a queer community of more than two.

Phoenix Blickle is a queer lover of the Earth and especially the old growth forests of the PNW. They grew up in a city and went on their first hike at age 19, which they hated. Thankfully they kept an open mind and became a big fan of the outdoors. Once a devotee of minimalist backpacking, they have since fallen in love with the glorious decadence of car glamping. These days they are mostly enjoying the wilds of parenthood. They will share a story of bargaining for their life with a cougar in the Willamette National Forest.

& your hosts:

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.

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