She Explores

She Explores

United States

Inquisitive women in the outdoors, on the road, and besides. A podcast for and about women who are inspired by time spent outside.

Episodes

22 - Small Beauty on the Appalachian Trail : Rahawa Haile  

Following the blazes and looking up at the clouds. Interview with Rahawa Haile, author of the essay "How Black Books Lit My Way Along the Appalachian Trail" on Buzzfeed.

No Straight Paths: Erin Outdoors  

Because it's OK to not have it all figured out. We interview Erin Sullivan, the writer behind "Erin Outdoors" about finding your path (in the outdoors and otherwise) through vulnerability, saying no, and self-awareness.

Conservation and Experience: Jerryne Cole  

Jerryne "Jerri" Cole believes experience is key to conservation of public and private land. For Jerri, a lifetime of connection to nature has correlated to a lifetime of stewardship for the natural world.

Finding Your Voice to Speak for Public Land - Katie Boué  

Learn how you can help protect the outdoors you love by using social media. We interview Katie Boué about how you can use the phone in your pocket to enact real-life change in an ever-changing landscape.

Weekend Warrior: Paulina Dao  

Weekend climbing, camping, hiking, and backpacking is not so different from going it "full time." Meet Paulina Dao, the blogger behind "Little Grunts" and an honest advocate for spending time outside.

Backcountry Bonding: Trail Mavens & Wild Women's Project  

Bringing women together in the outdoors. Meet Sasha Cox, founder of Trail Mavens, and Amanda Goad, founder of Wild Women's Project, two very different companies whose missions are built on backcountry bonding.

Towards a More Inclusive Outdoors: What We Can Do  

Communication, activism, and reflection. In the second part of our series on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the outdoors, we talk with experts to provide practical steps for how organizations AND individuals can cultivate a more inclusive outdoor space.

Kim Vawter: After the PCT  

Real life lessons learned while thru hiking. We interview Kimberly Vawter, who quit her job as a school principal in Los Angeles to hike the Pacific Crest Trail.

The Women of Wylder  

Entrepreneurship, sustainable outdoor gear, and making a difference: a new kind of outdoor retail company. We talk with the women of Wylder Goods, which just launched this week. Featuring co-founders Jainee Dial & Lindsey Elliott as well as Gina Peters.

Diversity: "Beyond the Buzzword"  

The outdoors and diversity, equity, & inclusion. We team up with Liz Song from Snowqueen and Scout to investigate the many barriers that a diverse group of people from enjoying and embracing the outdoors.

Carrot Quinn: After the PCT  

Hope, empowerment, and appreciation. Carrot Quinn, author of "Thru Hiking Will Break Your Heart", teaches us lessons from the trail and reminds us that WE have the power to change the world we live in.

Part 2: Adventuring with Kids  

The benefits and challenges to getting outdoors with your kids. We interview Shanti Hodges, founder of "Hike It Baby", as well as Aly Nicklas and Alisa Geisler, cofounders of "Born Wild Project."

Part 1: Adventuring with Kids  

What moms don't talk about enough: adventuring while pregnant, postpartum, and beyond.

After the PCT: Karen Wang  

Injury, community, and gratitude. We interview Karen Wang two weeks after she left the Pacific Crest Trail just shy of Crater Lake in Oregon. There's a lot out there about what it's like to hike a famous thru-hike, but what is it like when you get home? How do you deal if life throws you an injury? How do you assimilate to city life after months in the wilderness? Karen Wang is the first of three interviews that focus on life "After the PCT."

Alone on the Trail  

This episode is about going it alone in the outdoors. As women, we're often advised to exercise extra caution when we go solo. We wanted to create an episode that is motivating to other women to get out there on our own, whether it's hiking, camping, or backpacking.

Fresh Air on the Job  

Profiling women who work or who have worked for the National Park and US Forest Service. We've always been curious about what it's like to work for the agencies - we hear about real women's experiences and find out that there is no ONE experience. Learn more on She-Explores.com. Support the podcast with your donation via she-explores.com/support. Music by Jahzaar, Mise, Steve Combs, and MindsEye.

Fresh Air on the Job  

Profiling women who work or who have worked for the National Park or US Forest Service.

Women Outdoors, Online  

The best part about the internet? Real communities and businesses are built there. It's one place that movements can be made visible. While the "outdoors" and "online" can seem like an oxymoron, social media and other online platforms have enabled women to ignite change within the outdoor space. Even in the wilderness, we are never too far from technology. And while that can be a negative thing, this episode explores the positives that spring from women outdoors, online.
We talk with Heather Balogh Rochfort aka "Just A Colorado Gal"; Nicole Brown, co-founder of @WomenWhoHike; Deanne Buck, executive director of Camber Outdoors; and hear from Summer Michaud-Skog of "Fat Girls Hiking", Zoe Balaconis of "Misadventures Magazine", Hatie Parameter of "Whoa Mag", and Jainee Dial, cofounder of "Wylder Goods".
Learn more via www.she-explores.com/podcast
Sponsored by Oru Kayak
Music by Nihilore and MindsEye

Women Outdoors, Online  

The best part about the internet? Real communities and businesses are built there. It's one place that movements can be made visible. While the "outdoors" and "online" can seem like an oxymoron, social media and other online platforms have enabled women to ignite change within the outdoor space. Even in the wilderness, we are never too far from technology. And while that can be a negative thing, this episode explores the positives that spring from women outdoors, online.

Creatives on the Road  

Creativity is a big part of #vanlife. Many of the women on the road we've featured are photographers, writers, filmmakers, and visual artists. One reason for this is that a road trip is incredibly invigorating for the mind - it leads us to create wonderful work. It's also because if you make a living as a creative, it often means you can work from anywhere.In Episode 5 below, we interview Alison Turner and Amanda Sandlin. They're two very different women in different stages in their "van lives" as well as their creative careers. Alison has lived in and out of a van for the past 5 years, and traveled in a teardrop trailer and tent before that.  She picked up photography 7 years ago and has been pursuing it since. We learn that there are many reasons Alison loves to escape in her van with her rescue dog Max. Amanda is relatively new to her life in her built-out minivan. She's been on the road three months and is learning how to maintain her creative practice on the move. She's found that it hasn't been easy, but she's enjoyed pushing herself and meeting new people.
Learn more in their interviews!
Sponsored by Peak Design.
Music is by Portrayal and Nihilore. CC by A

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