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The Dirt

“I think that the deeply ingrained message that we are not supposed to get dirty ranks high among the reasons for the particularly large disconnect between American women and the wilderness. American women are not supposed to sweat, carry heavy things, be able to read maps, be seen without makeup or know how to build a fire. The truth is that when you go outside, your hair gets messed up, you huff and puff up hills, you sweat in the sun, get burned, and squat behind bushes- sometimes peeing on your shoes. You get covered with dust, sit directly on the ground, and get tangled in the overhanging brambles. It is not always pretty.” -A Woman’s Guide to the Wild

A Woman's Guide to the Wild handbook


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