Women in the WildSunday, May 8 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
- In-Person and Live Streamed
Brower Center - Goldman Theater
Three intrepid adventurers who have scaled mountains—and, for that matter, moved them—will show us why women belong in the wild. A survivor of severe trauma in childhood, mountaineer Silvia Vasquez-Lavado (The Shadow of the Mountain) grew up to become the first openly gay woman to complete the Seven Summits (the tallest peaks on each continent). Her story is being adapted for a film starring Selena Gomez. Avid climber Lauren DeLaunay Miller (Valley of Giants: Stories from Women at the Heart of Yosemite Climbing), noticing a lack of female representation in climbing literature, reached into the past to tell the stories of her foremothers. With the hilarious How to Suffer Outside, Diana Helmuth, a champion of inclusive hiking, removes barriers for beginners. Our fearless guide for this expedition into the wild is Rue Mapp, CEO of Outdoor Afro and author of the forthcoming Nature Swagger. This far-reaching group of gutsy women will lift us up with their grit, courage, and vision of wild spaces that are open to all.
The bookstore partner for this session is Eastwind Books of Berkeley! Buy the books online at Bookshop.org or purchase them in person at the Festival. More information here.
Book signing information: East Wind Books Tent at the Bookstore Blv (corner of Allston & Milvia in the Outdoor Fair) at in the park, 1:45 PM