165 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, 792 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.

    The Promise of Climbing: Sabrina Chapman

    The Promise of Climbing: Sabrina Chapman

    Sabrina Chapman's climbing story helps redefine what it means to be an elite climber. That said, you don’t need to be a climber for it to resonate with you. Sabrina is wildly thoughtful, a woman who chooses her words as carefully as she places her hands and feet on a rock wall. Her thoughts on working through fear, finding Black role models, contextualizing achievements, and the vulnerability of accepting your story echo through every activity we do outside.

    Sabrina's the subject of Titan Project, a new film by Melanin Base Camp. As one of a handful of Black women climbing "elite" routes worldwide, she hopes to inspire more girls from the BIPOC community to feel welcome in the climbing world.

    • 38 min
    Refuge Outdoor Festival Founder Chevon Powell

    Refuge Outdoor Festival Founder Chevon Powell

    Chevon Powell founded Refuge Outdoor Festival in 2018 to provide joy, community, connection, and refuge in the outdoors for Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and allies. This year's virtual festival will look a little different, but the same level of intention, care, and healing is imbued in each and every detail of the 3-day event.

    • 41 min
    Team Pattie Gonia

    Team Pattie Gonia

    Meet the Pattie Gonia team, talk about growth, creativity, and allyship, contemplate femininity, and dream a bit about what’s possible in the outdoors.

    • 43 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
792 Ratings

792 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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