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Women Who Explore: The Story Behind our Community

A community dedicated to empowering and encouraging women of all shapes, sizes and ages to get outdoors.

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Hi there! Its Lindsay and Jenny here, the co-founders of Women Who Explore. Women Who Explore is a community of women who love to get outdoors, explore and empower one another. We believe that women should support one another in their goals and ambitions and that we, as women can do and be anything we want. We encourage women to believe in THEMSELVES and EACH OTHER! 

I (Lindsay) also had a pretty bad accident in the spring of 2016. As a travel and outdoors writer I am constantly pushed to the limit, to do more extreme sports, activities, climb higher mountains, get better stories. In June 2016 I was sent to do some white water stand up paddle boarding. With no experience in SUP, I was a little nervous but needed the story. Fast forward ten minutes into my excursion and I was down and out, being dragged through the water by my paddle board. The result: a torn MCL and PCL in my knee, a dislocated knee cap and a whack of bruised knee bones. Luckily Jenny was on hand to drive us 8 hours back to Canada to the hospital and on the way we had a lot of time to chat about something that had been brewing in both of our minds.

I was fed up, tired of having to do so many extreme things just in order to get my story out there. I knew I wasn’t alone in this thought process either. Jenny has always wanted to do something bigger with life, bring people together in some way and do it as sisters. So we came home with a mission to start a place where all women could share their stories.

We chose the word “Explore” because it means something different to everyone. Maybe to you it means hiking or sailing or traveling. Maybe it means just reading about other people’s explorations. Either way, you are welcome here and we hope you get inspired, meet some new friends and feel a part of our tribe.

Visit us on Instagram @womenwhoexplore or at www.womenwhoexplore.com

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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