Queer Adventure Storytelling – January 10th

RSVP on facebook or don’t, just come!

Queer Adventure Storytelling is back after taking a month off! Come hear 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 January 10:
Carrot Quinn, Kimberly Davis, Vanessa Friedman & Alley Hector (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.

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! POC, trans & fat folks to the front! QueerAdventureStorytelling@gmail.com


Carrot Quinn is a long-distance hiker and writer currently at work on a book about her years riding freight trains. Follow her adventures at carrotquinn.com or on instagram- instagram.com/carrotquinn

Kim Davis is a wanderer at heart who often finds herself in sticky situations while adventuring – awkward or otherwise. She loves chatting with strangers and hearing about their experiences in this world. This has come handy in her line of work as a public defender, where she protects people’s rights, regardless of class. Or as she prefers to describe it – sticking it to the man.

Vanessa is a queer feminist writer and photographer based in Portland. In 2017 she hiked 454 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail and 230 miles on the Camino de Santiago. When she’s not hiking, you can find her writing, crafting, cooking, and talking about astrology. She currently serves as the community editor at Autostraddle and keeps a poorly updated personal blog at vanessapamela.com

Alley Hector is a writer, web developer and cyclist who has lives in Portland. This summer she biked from Paris to Amsterdam on her first long term self-sustained bike tour across Europe. She likes to dance, hike and watch a vast array of culturally diverse and genre-based television to balance out the former. You can find her on her website at http://outandabout.space/

& 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 representation in the outdoors.

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