Meet Our Guest Bloggers


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.

The Mountains: Not Yet Cool Enough







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.

“Be careful!” – Longboarding and Gendered Risk Taking

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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.

Keeping Score: Females on the Field


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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.

“Don’t Go Into the Wilderness”: Grappling with Risk, Reality, and Resilience


Want to share your thoughts and experiences on Pretty Good for a Girl? We are always looking for guest bloggers! Please check out our pitch submissions page if you are interested in writing a blog post. Despite the wording of the blog’s title, we welcome (and encourage) guest bloggers of all identity expressions – this space is not limited to those that identify as female.