Hike Trails, Get Money

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 […]

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Femmes to the Front!

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 […]

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I’m in a Magazine!

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 […]

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Where Have I Been?!

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. […]

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I’m on a Podcast!

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, […]

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Cape Horn (+ writing)

“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 […]

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Ape Canyon (+ 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 […]

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The Unapologetic Fat Girl’s Guide to Exercise and Other Incendiary Acts – Hanne Blank

The idea of exercise has gotten completely screwed up. None of us are exempt from this culture of body shame, even people who have the “right” bodies and do all of the “right” things. We are told our bodies need to be “fixed” and we can do that with exercise. We aren’t told it just feels […]

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