Central IL

Hikes & other events for the Central IL area will be posted on the main social media pages as well as the Eventbrite page, ‘follow’ Fat Girls Hiking to receive an email whenever a new hike is posted:  https://www.eventbrite.com/o/fat-girls-hiking-8629131029

Nadja and Jamie can be reached at:  fghcentralIL@gmail.com

Jamie (she/her)


Jamie is an educator and plus-size fitness professional who is committed to creating change in the visibility, and education of plus size athlete-artists, with an emphasis on creating intersectional communities that celebrate diversity, promote self-exploration, and foster healthy relationships. She currently teaches at Defy Gravity Pole and Aerial Arts Studio in Urbana, IL and is thrilled to bring Fat Girls Hiking to the Central, IL area! She works in social justice and education in the Champaign-Urbana area and you can also see her performing on stage with Carnivale Debauche, a burlesque and vaudeville troupe she co-directs. She is a performance activist focused on feminism, fat liberation, and unapologetic self-expression and is a fierce lover of cats. If you’ve ever wondered if hiking and other outdoor activities were for you, the answer is YES! Let’s go play outside!

Nadja (she/her)


Nadja is an activist and agitator focused on mutual aid, fat liberation, radical self-love, and the labor movement. Her day job is managing the Latinx cultural center at the University of Illinois; she also serves on the executive board for her labor union. She grew up in California, where every family vacation was a camping trip, but relocated to Central Illinois 10 years ago and she’s ready to get back out into nature! Remember: it’s always okay to punch a Nazi, and the outdoors are for every body.