Alexis Ahlzadeh lives in Salt Lake City and is currently a student at The University of Utah, where she is an advocate for people in recovery from substance abuse. When she’s not skiing, hiking or climbing, she is (probably) reading poetry to her dog, Wallace.
Read – When Life is Finally Lived
Bernadette Murphy is the author of, Harley and Me: Embracing Risk on the Road to a More Authentic Life (Counterpoint Press, May 2016). Having been a competitive skateboarder in her youth, she bought a motorcycle at 48 and rediscovered her risk-craving jones after raising three children. She has published three previous books of narrative nonfiction including the bestselling Zen and the Art of Knitting, is an Associate Professor in the Creative Writing Department of Antioch University Los Angeles, and a former weekly book critic for the Los Angeles Times. Her website is Bernadette-Murphy.com.
Read – Failing (and Falling) Better
Ani Yahzid is a published photographer, filmmaker, and musician based out of Boulder, Colorado. For Ani’s next film project, he sets out to influence social norms around outdoor recreation and exploration. Learn more about the Exposure Film Project or donate.
Liana R. founded the Women’s Longboarding Club (aka Gravity Bombz) at Lawrence University in 2014. She now works in mental healthcare, thinks women rock, fosters cats, and really likes this blog.
Loraina Stinson was born in Lima, Peru but grew up in Encinitas, California. After graduating from Lawrence University in 2016, she moved out to Providence Rhode Island to be a research assistant in a neuroscience lab at Brown University. She enjoys shredding the gnar, catching and throwing plastic discs, figuring out her science, going on mountain adventures, eating all the food, and petting every doggo she can.
Alex “Flowers” Poli brought pajama pants on her first backpacking trip in 2012, but ditched the handle of her toothbrush on her thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2016. She graduated from Lawrence University with a major in Biology, but currently slings liquor and skis in Telluride, CO.
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