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Fat girls hiking : an inclusive guide to getting outdoors at any size or ability / Summer Michaud-Skog.

By: Material type: TextTextPublisher: Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, [2022]Copyright date: ©2022Description: 250 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 9781643260396
  • 1643260391
Subject(s):
Contents:
Introduction -- How to use this book -- Fat girls hiking: how it all began -- How to hike -- Finding joyful movement: fitness trauma, team sports, and fat athletes -- Bugs and humidity: or why I didn't start hiking sooner -- Body liberation and nature: the power of words -- Van life on the margins: redefining success -- Fat activism online: bigots, bullshit, and boundaries -- When we were animals: that essential connection -- Change always comes: the restlessness inside.
Summary: "In the tradition of Workman's Every Body Yoga, we're bringing a proud, plus-sized, body-positive attitude to the world of hiking and outdoor recreation. Summer Michaud-Skog, founder of the Fat Girls Hiking community, offers a book brimming with heartfelt stories, practical advice, personal profiles of FGH community members, and trail reviews. It all serves to spread the Fat Girls Hiking message of inclusivity in the outdoors. Equal parts empowering and impassioned, personal and practical, this book adds an important voice to the conversation about diversity in the outdoors, raising visibility of hikers who have too long been marginalized. As the Fat Girls Hiking motto goes, "Trails Not Scales!""-- Provided by publisher.
List(s) this item appears in: National Take A Hike Day
Holdings
Item type Home library Collection Call number Materials specified Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Adult Book Adult Book Dr. James Carlson Library NonFiction 796.5108 M622 Checked out 03/12/2024 33111010653281
Adult Book Adult Book Main Library NonFiction 796.5108 M622 Available 33111010823454
Total holds: 0

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

"An invaluable guide...Kudos to the author for changing the narrative on inclusiveness, breaking down stereotypes, and building body positivity." -- Booklist



From the founder of the Fat Girls Hiking community comes an inclusive, inspiring call to the outdoors for people of all body types, sizes, and backgrounds. In a book brimming with heartfelt stories, practical advice, personal profiles of Fat Girls Hiking community members, and helpful trail reviews, Summer Michaud-Skog creates space for marginalized bodies with an insistent conviction that outdoor recreation should welcome everyone. Whether you're an experienced or aspiring hiker, you'll be empowered to hit the trails and find yourself in nature. Trails not scales!

Includes index.

Introduction -- How to use this book -- Fat girls hiking: how it all began -- How to hike -- Finding joyful movement: fitness trauma, team sports, and fat athletes -- Bugs and humidity: or why I didn't start hiking sooner -- Body liberation and nature: the power of words -- Van life on the margins: redefining success -- Fat activism online: bigots, bullshit, and boundaries -- When we were animals: that essential connection -- Change always comes: the restlessness inside.

"In the tradition of Workman's Every Body Yoga, we're bringing a proud, plus-sized, body-positive attitude to the world of hiking and outdoor recreation. Summer Michaud-Skog, founder of the Fat Girls Hiking community, offers a book brimming with heartfelt stories, practical advice, personal profiles of FGH community members, and trail reviews. It all serves to spread the Fat Girls Hiking message of inclusivity in the outdoors. Equal parts empowering and impassioned, personal and practical, this book adds an important voice to the conversation about diversity in the outdoors, raising visibility of hikers who have too long been marginalized. As the Fat Girls Hiking motto goes, "Trails Not Scales!""-- Provided by publisher.

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