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Hiking My Feelings: Burbank

“I should be saving lives on an operating table, not giving speeches about how I survived my sexual assault 12+ years ago.” I said that in an interview and recounted as such on a Facebook post shortly after booking this speaking tour with REI. I was answering a question about my “mission” for @hikingmyfeelings. A big continue reading…

Hiking saved my life. Can you relate? I knew the Trans-Catalina Trail would be an adventure, but I didn’t know that choosing adventure would help me uncover the root of 12+ years of chaos in my mind and body. If you’re new here, my name is Sydney and I am a diabetic adventurer, sexual assault survivor continue reading…

#HikingMyFeelings: Lessons from the Trans-Catalina Trail is the story of how two hikes across Catalina Island helped me strip away everything I’m not, in order to find out who I am. In December 2016, I was standing in an REI dressing room trying on gear for my first backpacking trip. The outdoors were calling, and continue reading…