We love, love, love meeting other awesome women in the outdoor/empowerment community! This month we want to highlight @Fatgirlshiking!
True story, as a plus sized girl myself, I'm ashamed to say their name made me a little self conscious - but that's the point, isn't it? To remind all women that no matter what size or shape you are, you are a magical badass, capable of doing anything you put your mind to. Period. Embrace it and love it! The body positive movement is so important and I so appreciate FGH for reminding me! Check out their website when you have a moment, they have an amazing story and I know you will love them as much as I do. Our missions are very much aligned, FGH is all about empowering women to get out and hit the trails and be and feel great... regardless of size, race, orientation, etc.
Here's a little introduction from Summer, FGH's founder...
"Fat Girls Hiking is a body positive hiking community based in Portland, OR. We lead community group hikes 2-3 times a month, including a hiking book club. We love fostering a place where everyone feels safe, supported & encouraged. We welcome folks of all abilities, skill levels, sizes, shapes, colors, and genders to get out and explore with us! We hope to give folks the tools of empowerment through self love & nature love."
Don't you just love that?! I do! Fat Girls Hiking Rocks! I'm so excited and proud of the community they've built, it just sucks for us that they are based clear across the country!
So, for our Pacific Northwest ladies, check them out, join them, and take lots and lots of pics for us!
I see an ODJT road trip to Portland in our near future!