Kassondra Cloos

Kassondra Cloos

Freelance writer & editor / Co-founder of Adventures in Wikipedia / Boulder, Colorado

Editor's Note: Why We Need to Tell Women's Stories

Editor's Note: Why We Need to Tell Women's Stories

When I was asked to guest-edit a series of stories about women for BACKPACKER, I hesitated. At first glance, “women’s months” and “women’s issues” sound like the answer we’ve been looking for, chipping away at the backlog of stories that should have been told years ago. It’s best, I think, to commit to telling women’s stories all year, not on special occasions, and without qualifying an incredible athlete by gender—just calling her a backpacker or adventurer the same way we’d reference a man who achieved the same feat.

But the truth is, there is a backlog, and these talented adventurers deserve to tell their stories. So this week, we're putting them front and center.

Read the full story at Backpacker.

7 COMPANIES TO SUPPORT ON EARTH DAY

7 COMPANIES TO SUPPORT ON EARTH DAY

We Need More Women of Color Working in the Outdoors

We Need More Women of Color Working in the Outdoors