2017 – place yourself directly in the trash Every Day Was Bad News. If you survived 2017 with a modicum of good mental health, my hat’s off to you. If you tragically asked me at any point, “how are you?” I’m sorry. My blank, wide blinking eyes and mouth trying to fix itself into words […]Read More All the Things I Didn’t Say in 2017
I sort of hinted at this a couple of months ago, but it is finally official: REI got wind of me and I’ve been contracted to essentially keep doing what I do. They aren’t asking me to sell a product or be anything other than what I am, an unlikely outdoorsperson. For the next six […]Read More Hike Trails, Get Money
Tagg Magazine is a magazine for “everything lesbian, queer and under the rainbow,” and they graciously interviewed me for a piece about @UnlikelyHikers. This came out weeks ago, but my head has been too up my butt to share it. I was in a deep grief brain fog when they interviewed me, but they skillfully […]Read More “Unlikely Hikers: An Invitation to the Outdoors”
The pouring rain hadn’t let up for even a moment from the time we all woke up, to meeting up at Travis’s, to pulling up to the Kurt’s Connection trailhead on Mt. Hood. We were doing this despite the rain’s protests. There was only the faintest vibe of, hey, maybe we should try this again […]Read More Fat Woman Falling
A few things: #1 and foremost, I’m on a RAD podcast and I couldn’t be happier about it. Lacy Davis, of Super Strength Health and Liberation Barbell, has a new podcast called, Femmes to the Front. I loved doing this with her and I lovelovelove the end result. I do not love the clicking sound […]Read More Femmes to the Front!
I’m beyond excited to announce that something I’ve written is featured in the Spring issue of FabUplus Magazine! FabUplus is a fitness magazine for the plus-size woman. There’s absolutely NO weight-loss talk or even an undertone of encouragement to alter women’s bodies in any way. I’m extremely proud to be a part of this fantastic […]Read More I’m in a Magazine!
What a Year, Amiright? If I counted how many times I’ve tried to write this, I’d probably be somewhere in the dozens by now. Unfortunately, writer’s block doesn’t idly pass so I’m posting anyway. I’m still depressed, but I’m not as depressed as I was. The little microcosm I exist in won’t let me be. […]Read More Where Have I Been?!
I’m on a podcast! My first one ever and I got to talk about some of the things I love most: hiking, nature and Unlikely Hikers! Thank you Lisa Marie and Jen, of the Women in the Woods Podcast, for having me and for giving the topic of Unlikely Hikers the airtime it deserves. Despite nerves, […]Read More I’m on a Podcast!
“I look around and try to notice everything I possibly can, something I do when I need to get out of my head. Drenched neon mosses and licorice ferns growing off every alder trunk. The remaining leaves, a yellow deserving of new definition. The fog swirls thicker. Gratitude for green. All year, the seasons haven’t […]Read More Cape Horn (+ writing)
(Trail specs at the end) My body’s been a mess and my head even worse, but when my alarm goes off I’m up. The only thing that can get me out of bed after working late and only getting five-and-a-half hours of sleep is an all day hiking adventure. I wake up feeling different. Not […]Read More Ape Canyon (+ writing)