BookShelf: About the Road to Title IX, and Jesse Diggins

"We were told for generations that the reason that girls and women didn't play sports is because it was preordained, biologically, physiologically."

A Bar of Their Own

Hiscock grins when asked what prepared her to run a socially progressive bar: “I’m a woman accustomed to being underestimated and overlooked."

Why Sports Matter to Me

Belly dancing is great exercise. I may have fatigue — I am 80 years old — but I keep dancing.

Minnesotan Emily Ford Aims to Be Second Black Woman to Finish Iditarod

Running with sled dogs is a slight departure from solo backpacking, but not as much as you think — you are not with other humans, living with full self-sufficiency in the backcountry, and do all troubleshooting on your own.

Being in the Same Boat: Breast Cancer Survivors Are Racing Teammates

There are active paddlers who have metastatic breast cancer, people who have survived for decades, and people who completed treatment last year.

Vignettes From a Badass Life

Or, the Foundations of Trying to Live Without Fear

The Awesome Power of Awe

The more overwhelmed we are, the more we need awe.

My Second Life on the Water

Guiding fundamentally changed how I view, interact with, and share our rivers and natural spaces with others.

Source to Sea, Safely

In 2024, Devin A. Brown plans to become the first Black woman to kayak the entire length of the Mississippi River. She’s not doing it alone.

Fly-Fishing Opened My Eyes

I learned that the better one understands the cycles of the stream, the easier it is to catch fish.

Navigating at Home

As I grow older, I find myself less driven by adrenaline, pride, or passion to change the world. I am more energized by the simple gatherings in my own community.