Beacons of Badassery

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Shining a Light on Strong Women

Beacons of Badassery is an interview series shining a light on strong women, especially in the outdoors.

So far it has featured Lynn Hill, the first person to free climb The Nose of El Capitan, Ginger Zee, Chief Meteorologist and designated adventurer on Good Morning America, Faith Briggs, former Director of Toughness for Columbia Sportswear, Abigail Wise, managing editor of Outside Magazine, Krystle Wright, adventure photographer, and many more phenomenal women!

Here is the full list of interviews:

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Lynn Hill, Professional Climber


Lisa Slagle, Founder, Wheelie Creative

Photo by Cam McLeod

Faith Briggs, Runner & Adventurer

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Abigail Wise, Outside Magazine Managing Editor

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Ginger Zee, ABC News Chief Meteorologist


Melise Edwards, Climber & Scientist

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Bridget, Lauren, & Olivia, Têra Kaia Founders

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Krystle Wright, Adventure Photographer

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Alyssa Ravasio, Hipcamp Founder

Photo by Day Acheson

Kathy Karlo, Climber/Blogger/Podcaster

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Cyrena Lee, Climber & Writer

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Katie Crafts, Polar Guide


Steph Jagger, Skier & Author

Coming Soon! More Badassery

Now the goal is to continue the written interviews, as well as turn Beacons of Badassery into a video series!

As a videographer with over 20 years experience, including several seasons as the in-house director of photography for the Chicago Bulls, I am excited to share the stories of extraordinary women through the lens of a woman.