Good morning, Misadventurers! (Or afternoon, or evening). We’ve begun our MISADVENTURES X REDFOX GIVEAWAY for #ExploringWomen. Entering is easy:  Think about how you’re an #ExploringWoman. Go to our Facebook Page. Like us and Red Fox. Then, comment on this post to tell us about your latest adventure, misadventure, or how you’re an #exploringwoman. Check out RedFox’s latest stuff here. Wait… …

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Annapurna: A Woman’s Place journals the 1978 women’s climb to Annapurna I in the Nepal Himalayas. Annapurna I stands at 8,091 meters (or 26, 545 feet) and is considered the deadliest mountain over 8,000 meters, with 53 fatalities. The introduction discusses past and present challenges for women alpine climbers–not only the general challenges of a massive …

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When MISADVENTURES editor Zoe Balaconis tapped me to visit the American Field Pop-Up Market in Boston, I jumped at the offer. What is that, you ask? Only a smorgasbord of American-made everything, from switchel to sunglasses. And don’t worry, if you missed Boston’s you can still catch the market in Brooklyn, D.C., and Atlanta in the …

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In lieu of a trail mix today, I wanted to share a recent EP release by a Durham, North Carolina band, Hardworker. I was nervous to start listening to something called The Awful Rowing, which I assume is a heavy nod to Anne Sexton‘s posthumously published, death-meditating The Awful Rowing Toward God, because I was having such …

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Red Thalhammer is not your average chocolate maker. From her name, it sounds like she’s more of a viking — a shield-maiden — which isn’t too far from the truth. Before Red founded Antidote Chocolate, and before she even thought of it, she was a designer working on the packaging and identity of other brands. She was …

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In lieu of a Trail Mix this week, I’d like to reroute everyone over to a free listen of Lianne La Havas’ new album, ‘Blood.’ This isn’t her first album, but it is her poppiest, and, more importantly, Prince loves it. If you are going to listen to anyone about music recommendations, don’t listen to …

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Diane Cook’s Man v. Nature came out last year, but as happens with many short story collections, you may have missed it.  If so, I recommend you change that immediately. This debut collection is comprised of twelve stories, each terrifying, funny, surprising, and, no matter if set in some dystopian future, a school gym, or …

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