Episode 130: Forever Unfolding – Kara Richardson Whitely

Episode 130: Forever Unfolding

Interview with Author Kara Richardson Whitely

Sponsored by Smartwool & Danner & ThirdLove

Join us in our She Explores Podcast Facebook Group!

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.

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts

Find the episode below, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you stream podcasts.


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

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Other Resources:

Sponsor Websites & Promotions

Kara in her Element

At Kilimanjaro

In Alaska, not peakbagging

Gorge and The Weight of Being

Enjoy this episode? Rate us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. It’ll help other people find us. You can also share this podcast with a friend. Thank you for your support!

Episodes air weekly on Wednesdays – subscribe wherever you listen so you never miss an episode. 


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *