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This inclusive, body-positive celebration of the great outdoors, from the Fat Girls Hiking founder, will inspire readers to redefine who is considered "outdoorsy" and to get outside, no matter their size. The Fat Girls Hiking community has chapters across North America and a fast-growing social media fan base (34K on Instagram and 15K on Facebook). The on-trend interior design showcases the beauty of inclusion, with photography that celebrates a range of body types and abilities.
Includes accessible trail suggestions from cities across the United States.
“An invaluable guide…Well-chosen color photographs—featuring fat hikers—make this guidebook visually impactful and welcoming. Kudos to the author for changing the narrative on inclusiveness, breaking down stereotypes, and building body positivity with a clarion call to the outdoor industry: increase diverse representation and offer plus-sized apparel and gear.” —Booklist
Summer Michaud-Skog is the founder of Fat Girls Hiking, a hiking community centered on a body positive mission to get folks of diverse backgrounds out on trails no matter their size, ability, or experience level. With more than 24,000 Instagram followers, and 29 (and counting) official chapters across the country, FGH continues to grow by the day. “Trails Not Scales” is their motto, and it’s all powered by Summer’s grassroots efforts, tireless work ethic, and gregarious, welcoming attitude. Not only is Summer a self-starting leader of a vital community, she also holds a degree in creative writing and is a photographer in her spare time.
Layla Cameron is an academic and journalist who lives and works on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Layla is actively involved in fat liberationist efforts; their first documentary film, Fat Hiking Club, featured Summer and her organization Fat Girls Hiking, and they are currently producing a podcast titled FAT in YVR. Outside of their work, Layla enjoys exploring national parks in the United States and Canada in their campervan while accompanied by their very cute rescue dog, Millie. You can read more about Layla and their work at www.laylacameron.com.