162 episodes

Stories of women who are inspired by time spent outside take the shape of interviews, in-the-field recordings, and listener submissions. These make up a tapestry of episodes covering themes such as solo hiking and camping; entrepreneurship; aging; diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); conservation; motherhood; chronic illness; and feminism as they intersect with outdoor experiences. Hosted by Gale Straub.

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    • 4.7, 784 Ratings

Stories of women who are inspired by time spent outside take the shape of interviews, in-the-field recordings, and listener submissions. These make up a tapestry of episodes covering themes such as solo hiking and camping; entrepreneurship; aging; diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); conservation; motherhood; chronic illness; and feminism as they intersect with outdoor experiences. Hosted by Gale Straub.

    Perspective Shifts: Ash Hobbs

    Perspective Shifts: Ash Hobbs

    Recharging in nature helps Ash Hobbs stay energized in their 9-5 work in the criminal justice system. It also gives Ash the space to think creatively and to shift their perspective when they're feeling stuck. In this week's episode, Ash helps us examine some of the constraints we place on ourselves and others — even when we don’t realize it.

    • 46 min
    Letting Go of Perfection: Rocío Villalobos

    Letting Go of Perfection: Rocío Villalobos

    Whether running an ultramarathon, talking about recovery from her eating disorder, fighting for racial equity, or mentoring youth at Explore Austin, Rocío Villalobos practices patience, not perfection, as she achieves progress.

    • 1 hr
    A Natural Leader: Environmental Educator Nicole Jackson

    A Natural Leader: Environmental Educator Nicole Jackson

    Nicole Jackson is an environmental educator, birder, and co-creator of Black Birders Week. She's also dedicated to connecting people to the environment and each other. As a girl, nature nurtured Nicole growing up on the east side of Cleveland, and much of her career is built around returning the favor.

    • 50 min
    Embracing Intersectional Environmentalism: Leah Thomas & Kristy Drutman

    Embracing Intersectional Environmentalism: Leah Thomas & Kristy Drutman

    Because environmentalism should be inclusive of both people and the planet. Leah Thomas, founder of IntersectionalEnvironmentalist.com, and Kristy Drutman, the podcaster behind Brown Girl Green, use the power of their platforms to help us rethink what it means to be an environmentalist in 2020.

    • 52 min
    An Open Heart to Growth: Ashleigh Thompson

    An Open Heart to Growth: Ashleigh Thompson

    Ashleigh Thompson is an indigenous archaeologist. She's also a runner, climber, photographer, and lifelong learner. Ashleigh's woven her many interests together and is actively building a life that is true to her values. In this episode, we talk about the importance of uplifting indigenous archeologists in the field, the life-long influence her grandmother and running has had on her life, coping with stress through the outdoors, sobriety, and more.

    • 46 min
    Black Birders Week is Forever: Danielle Belleny

    Black Birders Week is Forever: Danielle Belleny

    Danielle Belleny is a wildlife biologist, member of BlackAFinSTEM collective, and co-founder of Black Birders Week, a movement created in response to the Central Park birdwatching incident. In this episode, we’ll hear from Danielle about her love of birds, her path to becoming a wildlife biologist, and the powerful force that is Black Birders Week.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
784 Ratings

784 Ratings

teresa ohio ,

Quite the variety

So many types of interviews. Counselors , high adventures , moms , singles. I am not a big adventurer But I am trying. This podcast inspires me that I should try more Life is meant to be lived

Ambywaves ,

A woman’s place in outdoors

Heartfelt content about women’s experiences with Mother Nature. Gale is an amazing host and strong woman. The podcast is relatable and eye opening. I’ve cried multiple times listening to the beautiful words.

Oregoniangal1632 ,

Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

I'm a recent joiner of the podcast world thanks to the virus going around. (I'm always a late joiner to things...TV series, the latest fashion, etc.). And of all the podcasts that are out there, and there are a lot! She Explores is the one I've been going to every morning as I scroll through available episodes down to 2016 over my morning coffee and carefully select which ones to download for my run or walk around the neighborhood here.

I LOVE them! Why haven't I been listening to this stuff before?!?! A positive of the virus...figuring out what a podcast is and even better...finding yours! I've already shared some links to some of the episodes on some outdoor groups I'm a part of to help others get through this time.

The stories, the adventures, the sound bites! Oh I love the sound bites along with the thought provoking and inspiring stories. The crunch of bike tire against gravel? Yes, so much yes.

And the music! I love the music!

Okay...anyway..thank you! In a quick amount of time, I've gotten accustomed and look forward to these episodes to accompany me on my hour runs/walks around the dull neighborhood.

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