A monthly digest of news, resources, things I like and whatever I want usually regarding diversity, inclusion and representation in the outdoors. Yeah, this is biased AF. Compiled with love by, @JennyBruso, founder of @UnlikelyHikers. Issue no. 2 – March 1, 2018 Welcome to the second issue of Unlikely Outdoors! I was inspired to start […]Read More Unlikely Outdoors Issue 02
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!
So excited to post these links. Yesterday, was a day I will remember forever. You can listen to me on Think Out Loud here: https://www.opb.org/radio/programs/thinkoutloud/segment/recycle-no-more-unlikely-hikers-marathon-madness/ And SEE ME on Oregon Field Guide here: https://www.opb.org/television/programs/ofg/episodes/2911/ I’m so fried I can’t think of anything else to say. I’m so happy I keep crying. Actual dreams coming true. […]Read More A Day of OPB
KPTV12 interviewed me about Unlikely Hikers. Molly Rhiel asked good questions and was really sweet. Check out the short clip: http://www.kptv.com/clip/14126655/portland-woman-challenges-stereotypes-of-hikers-on-instagram Also, tune into Think Out Loud tomorrow at noon to catch me and my bud/co-conspirator, Travis Clough, from The Venture Out Project. You can also listen online or on the app. Y’all… if you […]Read More I’m on TV! And the radio!
Issue 1 is LIVE! and yes, it does say “2015” ON IT AND I CAN’T BELIEVE I DID THAT AND CAN’T EDIT IT NOW. If you’ve subscribed, it will likely get sent to your “promotions” tab, so be sure to drag it into your inbox or primary tab. New subscribers can subscribe at the top of […]Read More Unlikely Outdoors is LIVE!
So, I’ve spent the last few days developing a newsletter for all of the incredible content I collect on the issues of diversity, inclusion and equity in the outdoors as well as other issues I care about. It will come out on the first of the month, every month starting TOMORROW! Except—I forgot to advertise […]Read More Unlikely Outdoors Newsletter!
(T-shirt and sticker of this slogan available in the shop!) [Note: The title of this piece is tongue-in-cheek and very intentionally in the first person. I am a fat hiker who occasionally climbs mountains. You don’t need to be able to hike up a mountain to be worthy of respect as a hiker or fat […]Read More Does this Mountain I Just Climbed Make Me Look Fat?
Or, as I like to think of this, All the Things I Didn’t Say in the Recently Posted All the Things I didn’t Say in 2017. I went to a writer’s retreat this weekend on the Oregon Coast with some serious powerhouses: Carrot Quinn, Rahawa Haile, Vanessa Friedman, Lacy J. Davis, Chardonnay, Nicole Antoinette, Kelly […]Read More Rough Thoughts
We now have regularly scheduled group hikes! More will be posted this week including hikes across the country! I have put an obsessive amount of work into setting these up in ways that are as inclusive for as many Unlikely Hikers as possible. The three series are General (every third Saturday), Low Intensity (every other […]Read More Group Hikes!