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Day 14: I’m Afraid of Everything

I’m a day off from halfway through this self-imposed daily adventure challenge, and it’s getting real. One of the side-effects of a good challenge is that it’s actually…

From the Edge

A common trait that unites a lot of people who are really into mountain sports is a sort of inner gyroscope that finds its equilibrium right at the…

What I Can Do Matters More Than How I Look (Why Is This News?)

I was 21, sitting cross-legged on the floor with a bunch of other young climber women, talking about whatever it is that 21-year-olds talk about (I’ve forgotten -it…

Waiting on the World to Change

Last fall, I asked someone out, which┬áI had pretty much never done before. The closest I’d come were a couple of cringingly earnest emails in my early twenties,…