CWWC: Mobilizing to Get Women Outdoors via The Clymb
“DO ONE THING EVERY DAY THAT SCARES YOU.”
Melissa DeMarie wasn’t the first kickass lady who said these words—I believe that was Eleanor Roosevelt. But as she stood in front of a bus full of 50 whitewater women who had just charged down a stretch of Class III rapids, I knew that I wasn’t the only one who felt the words resonate.
All over the country women are mobilizing into outdoor adventure organizations that cater specifically to females, creating a safe and fun space for them to learn from one another and test their limits. Last summer, Melissa organized and instigated a women’s only watersport coalition to get more girls out on the river and connecting with each other…
Author Jill Sanford lives in Truckee, California and dabbles as a creative storyteller, freelance journalist and climate advocate. Keep an eye out for her paddling in a pink kayak, climbing granite slopes or doodling in a journal.