Rough Thoughts

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 […]

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I am extremely excited to announce that Unlikely Hikers now has a logo! Two, actually! It’s been a long time coming. Both were designed and generously donated by, Cabin Supply Co ( Kind of amazing. Why two logos? For alllll of the sweet merch that’s on its way. Also, the Unlikely Hikers page has been […]

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REI Co-Op Blog: Building Community Through Group Hiking

Every group hike is a learning experience for me, even when it goes “perfectly.” Especially because I don’t lead your average group. In 2015, I created an Instagram community called Unlikely Hikers, which features those often left out of the common outdoors narrative. This includes people of color, people of size, queer, trans and gender nonbinary folks, those with differing physical abilities and people living with mental health issues. Almost immediately after its creation, people started asking how they could participate in group hikes with the Unlikely Hikers community. The thing was, I’d never actually been on one.

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Three Things

Three very cool things I’m happy to announce: 1. I was on a podcast that I love and I feel amazing about being asked to guest! I kind of hate hearing myself talk, especially when I’m less than eloquent, but isn’t that just such a cliche thing to get hung up on? I really enjoyed […]

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Two Things

Hi loves, I’ve got two things I want to share. I, along with a handful of other Portland-area locals, was asked to write a few words about the Columbia River Gorge for Portland Monthly. I’m working on a bigger piece about it as well. Give the article a click so I look good, but I’m […]

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Exercising in Public

For many, going to the gym or on a hike is something to look forward to to feel good and release the stress of our busy lives. For others, exercising in public is kind of a nightmare. I swore off the gym years ago because I can disappoint myself by not exercising for free, but […]

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