I woke up this morning, eyes fluttering but staying closed, cat draped across my neck, when the voice of what felt like God themself boomed straight through my being: YOU’RE ON SHE EXPLORES TODAY! I bolted right up and out of bed, walking around my bedroom like I didn’t know where I was, not knowing […]Read More She Explores Episode 67: Fat and Outdoorsy
Creative Conversations: Jenny Bruso of Unlikely Hikers – RANGE Magazine One of my favorite interviews and I was photographed for it, which is sometimes a nightmare, but not this time. Huge thanks to Lisa Daugherty of RANGE and photographer, Chelsea Parrett, for an experience that made me feel like I am exactly where I need […]Read More Recent news media
I wrote something for Outside Magazine about what it’s like to be a fat hiker out on the trail! “Many comments from other hikers—even something seemingly innocuous like “You’re doing a great job!”—are meant to be supportive and encouraging, but they don’t always come off that way. These comments are, sometimes indirectly, about our bodies. […]Read More I Don’t Hike to Lose Weight. I Hike Because I Love It.
Alright! I finally made a shopping cart system, which will make everything easier for all of us. I’m so excited to announce the new shop! SHOP NOW on Big Cartel! Accepting credit cards and paypal! ALL merch was created and designed by queer artists! T-shirts are screen-printed by hand by, Queer Kuntry. Logo designs are […]Read More NEW SHOP!
I recently had the fantastic opportunity to be filmed by the Mic Network in partnership with REI for their Human/Nature series, which “captures the small changes that real people can make toward a life well lived, a life outdoors.” Click here to see the video! I was chosen out of a lot of people for […]Read More A Party Girl’s Fresh Start
Is it weird that I sometimes say “we” as in me and Unlikely Hikers? When I think about UH, I think about all of us. Like WE did this thing together! Read online or pick up a physical copy almost anywhere in Portland! https://www.portlandmercury.com/feature/2018/04/11/19807795/the-unlikely-hiker Emilly Prado interviewed me and wrote a beautiful article that captures […]Read More We’re in the Portland Mercury!
On March 3, 2018, I participated in the storytelling event, Back Fence PDX, where I told this story from memory with no notes! This is what I wrote up for practice, the delivered piece was a bit different. It takes place in early spring of 2013. All of the photos are from that day. Ugh, […]Read More My Body Took Me Here: Angels Rest
Hey everyone, so this is hard for me, but my well-being is telling me I need to suck it up and ask for the help I need. Maybe you need Unlikely Hikers as much as I do. Unlikely Hikers is building invaluable community, I think that’s obvious to everyone who follows. Things probably look really […]Read More I need help and maybe you need Unlikely Hikers?
I was on Live Wire Radio! Public Radio International, bitches! (I’m on at 42:52.) I sound bizarrely confident. I wasn’t, but maybe I’m getting better at faking it. Cute Story: as I was getting ready for this, putting on my make-up, etc., a booming voice from on high infiltrated by very being: “CHERYL STRAYED WILL […]Read More Four things
I’m extremely stoked to have been asked to be a part of the ten-year anniversary of Back Fence PDX. Cheryl Strayed has performed here! And it’s the day before my birthday! I guess if I suck, I have my birthday to look forward to? Tickets are only $10. Your presence would be a fabulous present […]Read More Back Fence PDX March 3!