Date(s) - May 7, 2022
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
In her new book, Fat Girls Hiking: An Inclusive Guide to Getting Outdoors at Any Size or Ability, Summer Michaud-Skog creates space for marginalized bodies with an insistent conviction that outdoor recreation should welcome everyone. She invites experienced and aspiring hikers alike to join her in launching her new book at the Hoyt Arboretum.
Attendees will meet at the Stevens Pavilion, across the street from the Visitors Center, where Summer will give a brief reading and discuss the book with Fat Girls Hiking ambassador Ginamarie Simpson. She will then lead a guided hike of the Overlook Trail. Books will be available for purchase.
This event welcomes hikers of all sizes, ability levels, and backgrounds.
Please register for the event HERE.
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.