What comes to mind when you think of Washington, DC? What about its outdoor space? Many Washingtonians come for the politics, but the city offers so much more than lobbying and legislative affairs and more outdoor space than the National Mall. The city has changed dramatically over the years, and women’s experiences of the outdoors …

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The first time Christine and I went kayak camping, we paddled eight miles out into water so calm, still as silk bed sheets, that we heard the humpback whale slice through the surface of the water before we saw her. Too bad we didn’t check the weather. The next morning, the radio was repeating a …

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In the backcountry of Alaska, I was once asked, “Couldn’t you just stay out here forever, live away from it all?” The scenery was beautiful, and the change of pace from life in the city was much welcomed, but my answer came quickly—“No.” My response wasn’t because I particularly longed for the concrete and crowds …

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When I first met Whitney Parnell, CEO & Co-founder of the rising nonprofit, Service Never Sleeps (SNS), it was about three in the morning and I’d lost most of the feeling in my toes from the great polar vortex that had overtaken Washington, D.C. Whitney offered me a ride home after I’d participated in the city’s …

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