Jenny Bruso is creating a new outdoors narrative.
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Unlikely Hikers is a diverse and inclusive Instagram community featuring the underrepresented outdoorsperson. The outdoors industry and outdoors social media tend to display a very narrow definition of who is “outdoorsy.” We feature fat people, people of color, queer, trans, gender nonconforming folks, people with disabilities and so on, doing what they love in nature. We also raise up conversations about mental health and the healing powers of nature. We all have a story. If you see yourself as an Unlikely Hiker, then you are. Welcome!

If you've been following me for more than a minute, things probably look really glamorous. I'm obviously getting a lot of opportunities and "followers" (I still hate that we use that word!) and I'm beyond grateful! BUT the truth is community building efforts, interviews and even tv and radio airtime don't usually pay.

I'm spending extremely long days working on Unlikely Hikers, with no days off, for almost nothing. Obviously, this isn't sustainable and it has begun to affect my wellness. You wouldn't believe the hours I put into planning, researching and conducting group hikes alone!

I've created some monthly incentives for donations! Stickers, private journal access, private interview video series, handwritten letters, t-shirts, etc!

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, do the Unlikely Outdoors newsletter, do my blog which provides information for so many underrepresented and/or new outdoorspeople & write for other publications. THANK YOU!
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 monthly video interview series (you ask questions, I answer them on camera!), access to monthly updated private journal.
Stickers, letters and access to THINGS!
$10 or more per month
Stickers sent after the third payment drawn, handwritten letter every six months (starting at the third month mark), access to monthly video interview series (you ask questions, I answer them on camera!), access to monthly updated private journal.
Stickers, letters, access to THINGS and a t-shirt!
$15 or more per month
Stickers sent after the third payment drawn, handwritten letter every six months (starting at the third month mark), access to monthly video interview series (you ask questions, I answer them on camera!), access to monthly updated private journal, cotton t-shirt of your choice at the 6 month mark!
Stickers, letters, access to THINGS and t-shirts! Plural!
$20 or more per month
Stickers sent after the third payment drawn, handwritten letter every six months (starting at the third month mark), access to monthly video interview series (you ask questions, I answer them on camera!), access to monthly updated private journal, cotton t-shirt of your choice at the 6 month mark AND a new cotton t-shirt of your choice yearly (ex: first shirt at 6 months, second at 18 months, third at 30 months, etc)
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Unlikely Hikers is a diverse and inclusive Instagram community featuring the underrepresented outdoorsperson. The outdoors industry and outdoors social media tend to display a very narrow definition of who is “outdoorsy.” We feature fat people, people of color, queer, trans, gender nonconforming folks, people with disabilities and so on, doing what they love in nature. We also raise up conversations about mental health and the healing powers of nature. We all have a story. If you see yourself as an Unlikely Hiker, then you are. Welcome!

If you've been following me for more than a minute, things probably look really glamorous. I'm obviously getting a lot of opportunities and "followers" (I still hate that we use that word!) and I'm beyond grateful! BUT the truth is community building efforts, interviews and even tv and radio airtime don't usually pay.

I'm spending extremely long days working on Unlikely Hikers, with no days off, for almost nothing. Obviously, this isn't sustainable and it has begun to affect my wellness. You wouldn't believe the hours I put into planning, researching and conducting group hikes alone!

I've created some monthly incentives for donations! Stickers, private journal access, private interview video series, handwritten letters, t-shirts, etc!

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, do the Unlikely Outdoors newsletter, do my blog which provides information for so many underrepresented and/or new outdoorspeople & write for other publications. THANK YOU!

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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 monthly video interview series (you ask questions, I answer them on camera!), access to monthly updated private journal.
Stickers, letters and access to THINGS!
$10 or more per month
Stickers sent after the third payment drawn, handwritten letter every six months (starting at the third month mark), access to monthly video interview series (you ask questions, I answer them on camera!), access to monthly updated private journal.
Stickers, letters, access to THINGS and a t-shirt!
$15 or more per month
Stickers sent after the third payment drawn, handwritten letter every six months (starting at the third month mark), access to monthly video interview series (you ask questions, I answer them on camera!), access to monthly updated private journal, cotton t-shirt of your choice at the 6 month mark!
Stickers, letters, access to THINGS and t-shirts! Plural!
$20 or more per month
Stickers sent after the third payment drawn, handwritten letter every six months (starting at the third month mark), access to monthly video interview series (you ask questions, I answer them on camera!), access to monthly updated private journal, cotton t-shirt of your choice at the 6 month mark AND a new cotton t-shirt of your choice yearly (ex: first shirt at 6 months, second at 18 months, third at 30 months, etc)