Jenny Bruso is creating a new, inclusive outdoors narrative.
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I recently took a big leap and quit my day job of thirteen years to fully devote my time to my writing and creating content and leading hikes with Unlikely Hikers. I didn't make this decision lightly. In fact, it took about a year to finally give in. This work is a calling. I can actually see it improving other people's lives--and my own!--and it's so worth the leap. However, sustaining self-employment is a constant gamble, often not in my favor. I'm spending extremely long days working on Unlikely Hikers, with few days off. This isn't sustainable.

You're donations give me the freedom to offer and plan group hikes for Unlikely Hikers around the country, work on community building projects and events, create & provide information for so many underrepresented and/or new outdoorspeople & write for other publications. THANK YOU!

Here are some examples of the work I'm doing:

-Unlikely Hikers is a diverse and inclusive Instagram community featuring the underrepresented outdoorsperson. We also lead hikes around the NW Oregon/SW Washington area on a monthly basis with occasional national hikes.
-My First Backpacking Trip Was a Disaster and I Can’t Wait to Do it Again
-She Explores ep 67 - Fat and Outdoorsy: Jenny Bruso
-Creative Conversations: Jenny Bruso of Unlikely Hikers – RANGE Magazine. Interview by, Lisa Daugherty. Photos by, Chelsea Parrett. I loved this experience and there was a photoshoot! The photos are AMAZING.
-‘Unlikely Hikers” Gain Traction – Interview by, Jane C. Hu for High Country News
-I Don’t Hike to Lose Weight. I Hike Because I Love it. – I wrote something for Outside Magazine about what it’s like to be a fat hiker out on the trail!
-A Party Girl’s Fresh Start – by the Mic Network in partnership with REI.
-Portland Mercury! and it was the cover!
-Oregon Field Guide
-Think Out Loud with my dear friend Travis Clough, the operations director for The Venture Out Project.
-Sierra Club: One Instagrammer’s Quest for a More Inclusive Outdoor Community
-REI Co-Op Blog: Building Community Through Group Hiking (I wrote this)
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I just want to support Jenny Bruso & Unlikely Hikers!
$3 or more per month
Stickers and access to THINGS
$5 or more per month
Stickers sent after the third payment drawn, access to adventure journal.
Stickers, letters and access to THINGS!
$10 or more per month
Stickers sent after the third payment drawn, handwritten letter every six months, access to adventure journal.
Stickers, letters, t-shirt, THINGS!
$15 or more per month
Stickers sent after the third payment drawn, handwritten letter every six months, access to adventure journal, cotton t-shirt of your choice at the 9 month mark!
Stickers, letters, t-shirts, THINGS!
$20 or more per month
Stickers sent after the third payment drawn, handwritten letter every six months, access to adventure journal, cotton t-shirt of your choice at the 9 month mark AND a new cotton t-shirt of your choice yearly (ex: first shirt at 9 months, second at 20 months, third at 32 months, etc)
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I recently took a big leap and quit my day job of thirteen years to fully devote my time to my writing and creating content and leading hikes with Unlikely Hikers. I didn't make this decision lightly. In fact, it took about a year to finally give in. This work is a calling. I can actually see it improving other people's lives--and my own!--and it's so worth the leap. However, sustaining self-employment is a constant gamble, often not in my favor. I'm spending extremely long days working on Unlikely Hikers, with few days off. This isn't sustainable.

You're donations give me the freedom to offer and plan group hikes for Unlikely Hikers around the country, work on community building projects and events, create & provide information for so many underrepresented and/or new outdoorspeople & write for other publications. THANK YOU!

Here are some examples of the work I'm doing:

-Unlikely Hikers is a diverse and inclusive Instagram community featuring the underrepresented outdoorsperson. We also lead hikes around the NW Oregon/SW Washington area on a monthly basis with occasional national hikes.
-My First Backpacking Trip Was a Disaster and I Can’t Wait to Do it Again
-She Explores ep 67 - Fat and Outdoorsy: Jenny Bruso
-Creative Conversations: Jenny Bruso of Unlikely Hikers – RANGE Magazine. Interview by, Lisa Daugherty. Photos by, Chelsea Parrett. I loved this experience and there was a photoshoot! The photos are AMAZING.
-‘Unlikely Hikers” Gain Traction – Interview by, Jane C. Hu for High Country News
-I Don’t Hike to Lose Weight. I Hike Because I Love it. – I wrote something for Outside Magazine about what it’s like to be a fat hiker out on the trail!
-A Party Girl’s Fresh Start – by the Mic Network in partnership with REI.
-Portland Mercury! and it was the cover!
-Oregon Field Guide
-Think Out Loud with my dear friend Travis Clough, the operations director for The Venture Out Project.
-Sierra Club: One Instagrammer’s Quest for a More Inclusive Outdoor Community
-REI Co-Op Blog: Building Community Through Group Hiking (I wrote this)

Recent posts by Jenny Bruso

Tiers
I just want to support Jenny Bruso & Unlikely Hikers!
$3 or more per month
Stickers and access to THINGS
$5 or more per month
Stickers sent after the third payment drawn, access to adventure journal.
Stickers, letters and access to THINGS!
$10 or more per month
Stickers sent after the third payment drawn, handwritten letter every six months, access to adventure journal.
Stickers, letters, t-shirt, THINGS!
$15 or more per month
Stickers sent after the third payment drawn, handwritten letter every six months, access to adventure journal, cotton t-shirt of your choice at the 9 month mark!
Stickers, letters, t-shirts, THINGS!
$20 or more per month
Stickers sent after the third payment drawn, handwritten letter every six months, access to adventure journal, cotton t-shirt of your choice at the 9 month mark AND a new cotton t-shirt of your choice yearly (ex: first shirt at 9 months, second at 20 months, third at 32 months, etc)