At Misadventures, we’re not only delivering content by and for adventurous women. We’re also keeping track of how women are represented in the outdoor and adventure-industry publication world. Last summer, we documented how most outdoors and adventure lifestyle magazines and websites, rather than being gender-neutral, strongly skew toward a male audience. We had the gut feeling, and we did the …

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Did you know that 75% of women would like to be more active, but aren’t, because of “worries about being judged for being the wrong size, not fit enough and not skilled enough”? When UK government agency Sport England found that out, they launched a women’s fitness campaign called “This Girl Can.” Instead of impossibly-toned …

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Two years and more than 500 images later, the #GirlWithABook movement has gained international attention and momentum. The power and impact of their collected images, of girls and women from all walks of life holding books and signs saying “I stand with Malala.” have been recognized by organizations such as the National Women’s History Museum and the Half the Sky Movement.

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“It’s rare to have an experience that’s truly your own, where there’s no evidence of it,” says Balaconis. “It’s scary to people to do something without proof — but it can be awesome and so refreshing. That experience becomes extra special — a little jewel that you can carry around with you for rest of life. It’s like a secret power.”

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News flash for you kale lovers out there: Today, October 1st, 2014 is National Kale Day. An entire day to celebrate the wonders of the lean, green, kale machine. Why should we celebrate? Kale is queen of the cruciferous vegetable family. Royalty. Queen Kale abounds in nutritional riches. Here are just a few: anti-inflammatory nutrients, …

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The New York Times recently ran an article exploring the predominance of women involved in urban farming. Traditional American images of a farmer might tend to hover around a weathered, 50 year old white man. After pointing out the wide range of reasons why women love getting their hands in the dirt and growing food in …

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Even though Davis made the front cover of the print magazine this week, the SI homepage has over 40 images and stories of male athletes featured, with only 4 images of women (one in a bikini, one reporter, one of Serena Williams, and one of Mo’ne towards the bottom of the page). 10x more male images, 20x more male athletes.

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In the midst of the reeling that is the aftermath of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, three young coders from Georgia have released a relevant new mobile app to rate and record the quality of police interactions. The app is called Five-O, and it was created by siblings Caleb, Ima, and Asha Christian. Users can …

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