She Explores by Gale Straub
Full Title: She Explores: Stories of Life-Changing Adventures on the Road and in the Wild - Gale Straub
She Explores is a collection of first-person stories, photographs, and artwork from women who are inspired by the adventure found in the outdoors and who inspire me.
Almost five years after starting She-Explores.com, to hold 200 pages of She Explores in my hands feels a lot like a dream. Within its binding are the first-person stories of 40 women (outdoor advocates, enthusiasts, nomads, transplants, professionals, and creatives) complemented by their photographs and artwork. The book shares their accomplishments and fears.
It highlights mental health, motherhood, conservation, diversity, equity and inclusion, on-the-road travel, the list goes on. While each woman has a distinct and personal story, there are also undeniable overlaps. It’s what I love about this work: we get to learn from others and we also get to discover what we have in common.