Is this real life?, I asked, arriving at the 2017 Women’s Outdoor Summit for Empowerment. Sunlight streamed in through floor-length glass windows, the Golden Gate radiant in the background, without a hint of fog in sight. Unzipped Patagonia puffies lay strewn about on this perfect San Francisco summer day. Teresa Baker, founder of African American …

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I woke up in a haze. I couldn’t feel. I couldn’t think. I couldn’t move. I’d begun the previous night anticipating shattered glass ceilings and had ended it desperately searching for answers outside the White House. I dove into a cyclical digital catharsis, plummeting through written emotions shared by friends and poignant articles on race, …

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Let’s be honest. On November 8th the country made a decision that put everything we hold dear under attack. On January 21st, millions of women worldwide stood up and howled their dissent. That was day 1. But we need to show up for days 2-1,460. This is why outdoor women need to lead the charge …

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On Saturday, January 21, along with over two and a half million other people across the world, I participated in the Women’s March. I marched in my home city of Charlotte, North Carolina. I was encouraged to see a diverse group: different ages, races, ethnicities, genders were represented in the crowd of over 10,000. I …

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Traci Saor is the founder of G.O.N.E. (Get Outdoors Now and Everyday), which began informally about five years ago, when she started taking female friends kayaking. However, the informal meetings quickly grew into a more formal organization, one dedicated to helping women in domestic violence situations find empowerment in the outdoors. In honor of the International Day …

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[dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap] was recently sent a photo of Kate Fulbright chained to something with the suggestion, ‘Maybe you should interview her.’ That was really all it took. She was chained to something, and I was already impressed. Besides being a major mover and shaker of environmental justice campaigns in Charlotte, North Carolina, she and her brother …

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