Flo Jo: Embodiment of Strength and Femininity

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One of my female athlete inspirations is Florence Griffith Joyner “Flo Jo.”  One of the great track and field athletes.  She was fast and flamboyant, powerful and strong.  She exuded intense strength with femininity combined.  Although we lost her early (aged 38) from heart failure amidst rumors of enhancement drugs, she had always had a […]

Juliette Gordon Low: Getting Girls Outdoors

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In celebration of National Women’s History Month, Beth Nobles sent us this note about her outdoorsy female role model, Juliette Gordon Low:  My family tried camping…once.  Soggy canvas tents, indefatigable mosquitoes, loud campground neighbors all made for a miserable excursion for my parents and my sister.  But I loved it.  So I thank Juliette Gordon Low, founder […]

Versatile Style: Amelia Reviews Our Spring Line

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    Ava Dress Dresses and I don’t get along very well.  My body type just does better with skirts and tops.  And yet, I almost missed how awesome the Ava dress is when you fold it down and wear it as a skirt.  It hits right below the knees for a little more coverage, […]

Climb Ready Clothes: Electra Tank and Nimble Shorts

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I was hoping to have pictures for this review from climbing at Smith Rock today, but the weather didn’t cooperate.  So, I headed to the gym with my almost 6-year-old and she took these shots.  My favorite top from the spring line is the Electra tank.  I’m wearing it in cool stripe, but I love […]

Bobbi Bensman: Pushing Limits

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Bobbi Bensman has been inspiring me since 1994… When I was a competitive rock climber in the 1990s, there weren’t a lot of women who were pushing the limits, and I aspired to be as strong as the women who were at the top in the United States. In 1995, I made the cut-off! Top […]

Managing Chronic Pain, Exercise

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Fitness Tips: Managing Pain & Exercise I have arthritis. Specifically, I suffer from Ankylosing Spondylitis. It’s an autoimmune disease, and it causes my body to attack itself. Subsequently, I hurt. At the worst times it feels like someone is jamming scalding hot knives in my joints; at the best of time I ache with a […]

Women’s Wilderness Institute’s Gear & Cheer 2013

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Will you join us at the Women’s Wilderness Institute’s Gear & Cheer 2013? Along with our brother company, Trango Extraordinary Climbing, we’ve donated some goods for their auction, and can’t wait to volunteer and mingle with fellow adventure lovers and girl champs! Learn more about the Women’s Wilderness Institute here.