I’m doing lots of work to get FGH chapters opened in cities all around the US & Canada! So far we’ve got chapters in Portland, Knoxville, Seattle & Minneapolis! I know body positive, inclusive & diverse outdoor community is important to so many of you. Fat Girls Hiking is run by one person–ME! So it’ll take some time to grow these chapters slowly. Its really important to me to keep the integrity of the FGH mission with every chapter that’s created. Mainly, we are a Health At Every Size, weight-neutral, body positive, fat positive, queer, all-abilities, trans & POC inclusive community. ALL are welcome! In creating chapters, I am meeting every leader personally, hiking with them & having conversations about how they can build community in their city. I know y’all want a chapter in your city & I’ll do my best to make as many as possible!
A huge deterring factor for me in creating chapters outside of Portland is funding. Any funds I receive from FGH events go back into operational costs, making more events, buying equipment & reserving spaces. If you’re able to help me raise travel expense funds in coming to your area, let me know!
I’m beyond excited to watch this beautiful community grow & change the lives of so many people. It’s such an honor to witness.
Summer, Fat Girls Hiking Founder