She Explores

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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Where We Walk: Memories of the Appalachian Trail

On the very first episode of “Where We Walk: Stories from the Appalachian Trail,” we’re looking back - but as you’ll hear, the memories we make on the Appalachian Trail, or A.T., extend beyond the real-time steps we take. We share submissions from women whose lives have been shaped by the A.T., whether on a thru, section, or day hike.



episode 167: The Art of Thru-Hiking: Alina "Abstract" Drufovka

From the age of 13, Alina Drufovka dreamed of hiking the Appalachian Trail. She spent years thinking about her next hike, but her long walks haven’t been an escape or a cure-all, they've played a very formative role in her front-country life through her relationships, her identity, and in her burgeoning artistic career.



episode 166: Figuring It Out as She Grows: Mina Okpi, Founder of Black Outdoor Adventurers

Mina Okpi is an electrical engineer-turned outdoor entrepreneur. Through her company Black Outdoor Adventurers, she helps connect people of color to the outdoors. Like a lot of small business owners, Mina didn't plan on starting an adventure tour company, but she followed the demand and she's figuring it out as it grows.



episode 165: Sprinkling Seeds: Carrington Kernodle

Carrington Kernodle is a plant-lover and a plant-eater, sprinkling the seeds of what she's learned about growing a more sustainable lifestyle. She believes in spreading the most joy possible, all while causing the least amount of harm.



episode 164: Walking Can Change the World: Amanda Jameson

Amanda Jameson has walked over 3,500 miles since setting foot on the Colorado Trail in 2015. She documents her walks on her blog and handle, Brown Girl on the NST, or Brown Girl on the National Scenic Trail. Amanda’s writing is about more than simply sharing her thru-hikes as a Black, queer, woman - it’s about taking an intersectional approach to thru-hiking, and in doing so, being one part of helping to continue shifting the demographics of those who walk on trail.



Listen to This: Underneath it All "Port in a Storm"

Listen to an excerpt from episode 3 of Underneath it All, a podcast that dives deep into the stories of everyday people who have or are currently experiencing mental health difficulties and how the outdoors has influenced them. Featuring Grizel & Nicole Antoinette.


 2020-08-19  14m

episode 163: 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...


 2020-08-12  38m

episode 162: 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.


 2020-08-05  41m

episode 161: 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.


 2020-07-29  43m

episode 160: 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.


 2020-07-15  46m