This form is for folks who’ve been invited to be featured, including calls for specific stories. This is not for random personal submissions (at this time).
We all have a story!
Unlikely Hikers is telling a different outdoors story than what we generally see portrayed by brands and outdoor culture. We elevate those who are new to outdoor adventure, those who don’t fit the “type” and anyone largely left out of the outdoors cultural narrative. This includes Black & Indigenous people, People of color, fat & plus-size identified people, folks with disabilities, trans and queer people of all genders and beyond! We also want to share stories about mental health, chronic illness and politics in relation to the outdoors.
Please, no weight loss stories. We deeply believe in “your body, your choice,” however, we are doing our very best to create a safer space and intentional weight loss stories are triggering to many of our followers. Absolutely no judgment on you if intentional weight loss is part of your experience! We ask that you write about all of the other amazing things about you instead. None of us are the accumulation of a number on a scale.
If you have a specific photo you want me to use, email it along with location to email@example.com. Photo requirements: face or profile visible, alone unless feature includes other person, engaged in outdoor activity (doesn’t have to be hiking). Send largest format! Meaning, when it gives you the option of sending a smaller file, pick the largest.
1. By submitting, you are consenting to your entry being lightly edited, mostly for length. I will do everything I can to not lose your tone!
2. Depending on volume of submissions, I may not be able to respond to every single submission, but I appreciate and value your labor. Thank you for wanting to participate!