Episode 130: Forever Unfolding

Interview with Author Kara Richardson Whitely

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Kara Richardson Whitely is the author of Gorge, a memoir about her climb up Mount Kilimanjaro and her lifelong experience with binge eating disorder, the most common (but least talked about) eating disorder. Kara’s proud to be part of a growing community of plus-size adventurers, while simultaneously acknowledging that her relationship with food and her body is forever unfolding.

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Featured in this episode: Kara Richardson Whitely

Hosted by Gale Straub

Music is by Swelling, Josh Woodward, Kai Engel, Lee Rosevere, and Monplaisir using a CC by A license. 

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • How’s Kara’s definition of a “hiker girl” has changed over time
  • What binge eating disorder is, how it’s not talked about enough, and why it needs to be talked about more
  • Why, when Kara wrote about her third hike up Mount Kilimanjaro in her memoir Gorge, she decided to include her relationship with food
  • How hiking gives Kara space to think, and how it’s basically the opposite of bingeing
  • About the first of Kara’s Moving Mountains Retreat series
  • Why Kara is proud to be part of a growing community of plus size hikers

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Kara in her Element

At Kilimanjaro
In Alaska, not peakbagging
Gorge and The Weight of Being

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