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Episode 06 with Perry Cohen of The Venture Out Project!
Perry Cohen (he/him) realized a lifelong dream of combining his love of the outdoors, his commitment to social justice, his own trans & queer identity, and his professional life when he founded The Venture Out Project in 2014. TVOP’s mission is to help create a space for queer, trans, and LGBTQ+ youth and adults to create community, develop leadership skills, and gain confidence through the shared experience of outdoor adventure and physical activity. Perry has extensive wilderness experience, having led multi-day hiking and mountain biking trips in the US and Canada. He is an avid backcountry skier, hiker, biker and runner. In support of Venture Out’s mission to make both outdoor and traditional education settings more affirming of trans and gender diverse folks, Perry also works with colleges, schools, camps, and other organizations to deliver comprehensive and progressive workshops around gender diversity. ventureoutproject.com| ig: @theventureoutproject
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