In this second episode of “Where We Walk: Stories from the Appalachian Trail,” we’re examining the presence of women both on the Appalachian Trail and within the land that hosts it– from moments in the past, to what we see today, with hopes for where we continue on into the future.
Like many spaces both in the outdoors and elsewhere, women haven’t often been recognized for the contributions we’ve made or the way our presence has shaped our world– and there’s still a long way to go. In this episode, we’re taking a look at three women with different perspectives and identities when it comes to being a woman with a relationship to the Appalachian Trail, and we’re hoping these insights will help you reflect upon your own role in identifying the ways your presence impacts us all, from now into the future, while also helping to make meaningful space for other women to do the same.
About the series: This story-forward six-part series, in partnership with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and made possible with support from REI, highlights the Appalachian Trail through both the women who helped to build it as well as those who continue to make it what it is today. Our goal is to tell a multi-dimensional story of the Trail through a range of voices from diverse backgrounds. Each episode will have a unique theme that helps tell the story of the way we shape the Trail, but more importantly — how the Trail shapes us.
Featured in this episode: Gwyneth Loose, Kai TwoFeathers Orton, and Shilletha Curtis
Music is by Josh Woodward & Monplaisir using a C.C. by A license
Kai TwoFeathers Orton
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