A Woman Afoot

is creating a blog on 40+ solo hiking & camping, mental health & inclusion

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patrons

Hello, Friend!

I’m Ioanna aka, A Woman Afoot: a 40+ woman, an educator passionate about hiking and camping alone.
I use my blog not just to report on my hiking and camping adventures, but also to speak up about things and causes that are dear to my heart. What are they?

  • I believe there is a trail for all of us - no matter the age, size, gender expression, or health issues. I hope for more marginalized persons (women in particular) to claim their place in the Big Outdoors. 
  • I believe you are never too old, too fat, too queer, too feminine or too weak to try walking the trails. The benefits of spending time in Nature are tremendous, and I hope more people gain access to them. 
  • I have mental health issues, mainly anxiety, and I strive for removing the stigma of mental illness. I write about my struggles with anxiety and social phobias and share the science-backed benefits of trekking and solo hiking to our psychological and physical wellness. I'm also an Aspie (on the autistic spectrum) and am still on the path to discover all the quirks of my unique brain wiring.
  • I am a feminist, and a lesbian, human, and women's rights are precious to me.
  • Like thousands of other women, I struggle with self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth, and hope to inspire myself and other women to build healthy selves, with the help of achievements and skills gained while hiking. 
I'm also a total gear geek. I love learning all I can about the equipment and share it with my readers. I test my gear and share reviews, and I create the experience-based packing list for particular destinations. I also share my own experiences with cutting down on backpack's weight. 

Another of my passions is photography. I can't hike without a camera. Capturing what I see is my way of interacting with Nature and living through experiences. I am an amateur and still learn new skills to do my best in capturing the stunning landscapes on my trails.

Thanks to your matronage|patronage, you will ensure that:
  • the blog runs smoothly (website & domain), and I can invest in paid promotions to reach more readers,
  • I can afford to go for hiking trips to new destinations,
  • I buy (and review) new gear as needed,
  • I can grow as a photographer and provide you with better and better photos to admire. At the moment, I dream about a dedicated Macro lens.
  • I can spend more time on creating high-quality content for A Woman Afoot, not worrying about adding side jobs to cover my bills.
And who knows? If all goes well, I might be able to work on A Woman Afoot full time!
I will be eternally grateful for your support to A Woman Afoot. 
Tiers
Šumadija
$3 or more per month

Let's begin our journey in the Šumadija mountain range!


For your support you will receive:

- my undying appreciation and adoration

- a 'thank you' message;

- an access to exclusive, patron-only content and the community of like-minded folks;

- your name in the Hall of Fame on my A Woman Afoot's support site (after 3 mo of support).

Carpathians
$7 or more per month

We are reaching a higher mountain range spreading across many Eastern European countries: the Carpathians!


For your support you will get all of the perks of the previous tier, and:


- a set of three inspirational and hiking-themed magnets designed by me (after 3 mo of support).

Pyrenees
$25 or more per month

The next tier takes you to the beautiful Pyrenees mountain range on the border between Spain and France!


For your support you will get all the the perks of the previous tiers, and:


- a hand-written thank-you card designed by me using my nature photography (after 3 mo of support).

Alps
$75 or more per month

We have reached the highest peaks in Europe: the Alps!


For your support you will get all the perks of the previous tiers, and:


- 3 high quality prints (max 40 x 30 cm) of travel photographs I took during my trips. You can choose your favorite ones or let me pick them for you (after 3 mo of support).


- a blog post about you. I will interview you (via e-mail) and create an article highlighting your person (esp. in relation to themes occurring in my blog)

Himalayas
$100 or more per month

Now we are at the roof of the World! We've reached Himalayas, and I'm tearing up now to even think anyone would consider such an amazing level of support. Thank you.


I'm not sure I can thank you enough, but as a token of my gratitude you will get all the perks of the previous tiers, as well as a designed by me photo album (30 x 30 cm) with the most beautiful photos from my hiking journeys in Europe. 

Enjoy a virtual tour through the stunning mountains of my home continent, from Iceland to Crete, and from Portugal to Poland!

(The book will be sent after 3 mo of support)

Goals
4% complete
When I reach this goal, I will be able to invest more in promoting the blog (such as Facebook ads) to reach more audience as well as buy a few online tools and applications to create higher quality content.
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Hello, Friend!

I’m Ioanna aka, A Woman Afoot: a 40+ woman, an educator passionate about hiking and camping alone.
I use my blog not just to report on my hiking and camping adventures, but also to speak up about things and causes that are dear to my heart. What are they?

  • I believe there is a trail for all of us - no matter the age, size, gender expression, or health issues. I hope for more marginalized persons (women in particular) to claim their place in the Big Outdoors. 
  • I believe you are never too old, too fat, too queer, too feminine or too weak to try walking the trails. The benefits of spending time in Nature are tremendous, and I hope more people gain access to them. 
  • I have mental health issues, mainly anxiety, and I strive for removing the stigma of mental illness. I write about my struggles with anxiety and social phobias and share the science-backed benefits of trekking and solo hiking to our psychological and physical wellness. I'm also an Aspie (on the autistic spectrum) and am still on the path to discover all the quirks of my unique brain wiring.
  • I am a feminist, and a lesbian, human, and women's rights are precious to me.
  • Like thousands of other women, I struggle with self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth, and hope to inspire myself and other women to build healthy selves, with the help of achievements and skills gained while hiking. 
I'm also a total gear geek. I love learning all I can about the equipment and share it with my readers. I test my gear and share reviews, and I create the experience-based packing list for particular destinations. I also share my own experiences with cutting down on backpack's weight. 

Another of my passions is photography. I can't hike without a camera. Capturing what I see is my way of interacting with Nature and living through experiences. I am an amateur and still learn new skills to do my best in capturing the stunning landscapes on my trails.

Thanks to your matronage|patronage, you will ensure that:
  • the blog runs smoothly (website & domain), and I can invest in paid promotions to reach more readers,
  • I can afford to go for hiking trips to new destinations,
  • I buy (and review) new gear as needed,
  • I can grow as a photographer and provide you with better and better photos to admire. At the moment, I dream about a dedicated Macro lens.
  • I can spend more time on creating high-quality content for A Woman Afoot, not worrying about adding side jobs to cover my bills.
And who knows? If all goes well, I might be able to work on A Woman Afoot full time!
I will be eternally grateful for your support to A Woman Afoot. 

Recent posts by A Woman Afoot

Tiers
Šumadija
$3 or more per month

Let's begin our journey in the Šumadija mountain range!


For your support you will receive:

- my undying appreciation and adoration

- a 'thank you' message;

- an access to exclusive, patron-only content and the community of like-minded folks;

- your name in the Hall of Fame on my A Woman Afoot's support site (after 3 mo of support).

Carpathians
$7 or more per month

We are reaching a higher mountain range spreading across many Eastern European countries: the Carpathians!


For your support you will get all of the perks of the previous tier, and:


- a set of three inspirational and hiking-themed magnets designed by me (after 3 mo of support).

Pyrenees
$25 or more per month

The next tier takes you to the beautiful Pyrenees mountain range on the border between Spain and France!


For your support you will get all the the perks of the previous tiers, and:


- a hand-written thank-you card designed by me using my nature photography (after 3 mo of support).

Alps
$75 or more per month

We have reached the highest peaks in Europe: the Alps!


For your support you will get all the perks of the previous tiers, and:


- 3 high quality prints (max 40 x 30 cm) of travel photographs I took during my trips. You can choose your favorite ones or let me pick them for you (after 3 mo of support).


- a blog post about you. I will interview you (via e-mail) and create an article highlighting your person (esp. in relation to themes occurring in my blog)

Himalayas
$100 or more per month

Now we are at the roof of the World! We've reached Himalayas, and I'm tearing up now to even think anyone would consider such an amazing level of support. Thank you.


I'm not sure I can thank you enough, but as a token of my gratitude you will get all the perks of the previous tiers, as well as a designed by me photo album (30 x 30 cm) with the most beautiful photos from my hiking journeys in Europe. 

Enjoy a virtual tour through the stunning mountains of my home continent, from Iceland to Crete, and from Portugal to Poland!

(The book will be sent after 3 mo of support)