Episode 41: Permission Slip

Episode 41: Permission Slip

Interview with Amanda Machado

This week’s episode is brought to you by Oru Kayak. Thank you to them for the support!



Banner image courtesy of Amanda Machado

Ever feel like you need permission to try something new? We talk with Amanda Machado, author of the Vox essay “The Strangeness of Being a Latina who Loves Hiking.” Amanda brings up the astute point that we so often look around us for permission to take a risk, when we just might not find it within our close circles. Amanda’s advice? Take the risk, with or without external approval.

We talk with Amanda about growing up in Florida, how she got into hiking and backpacking, and traveling the world in her 20’s. Most importantly, we find out what she’s passionate about right now, the ways in which she’s merging her interests and her communities, and how she’s using her talents as a writer to reach people.

Read more of Amanda’s work on her portfolio site.

Help support Latino Outdoors.

Subscribe to She Explores podcast via Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Google Play.

Music by Lee Rosevere, Chris Zabriskie, & Kai Engel, via freemusicarchive.org

CC by A

 Amanda on the Trail

Links/Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

She Explores Facebook Group

Latino Outdoors

Amanda’s Portfolio

“The Strangeness of Being a Latino Who Enjoys Hiking”


  1. […] what they comfortably know — yoga, coding, singing, stand-up comedy. In the SheExplores episode Permission Slip, Amanda Machado reflects on how she was able to access the outdoor adventure world: she was given […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.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